Update on Falcon Heavy Launch
Alas, although the center booster landed on its barge at sea, it fell over on the way back to shore and requires repair. So not quite as perfect a launch as we had thought, but close enough no serious delays are expected.
Saturday night update: something went wrong late this afternoon with a test of the crew capsule - major amounts of smoke described as an "anomaly" seen over the Cape. Guess there may be a delay in our return to manned flight, after all. Sigh.
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I am happy to announce the availability of my Blue Moon Rising series as a boxed set. I also added a somewhat whimsical fairy tale Prequel to my Blair Bancroft Facebook page. To read it, click here.
MAJOR OOPS! As I uploaded the cover above, I noticed something - not quite as bad as the famed cover where the hero had three hands - but definitely a goof-up.Take a good look - I'm sure you'll spot it. We are in the process of fixing it. (Oddly enough, on an earlier version in PNG, it was perfect. But something went wrong when it was transferred to JPG.)
Below is the blurb for the boxed set:
The Blue Moon Rising boxed set—Rebel Princess, Sorcerer’s Bride, The Bastard Prince & Royal Rebellion—is a classic saga of rebellion against an Evil Empire. There is something for everyone—from dashing spaceship captains and royal princesses to a boy sorcerer who can’t talk and a hardened rebel who just happens to be a werewolf. (Suspended disbelief required.) The four books also feature space battles, paranormal hijinks, and multiple romances (with emphasis on the four children of the King of Psyclid).
The people of the pacifist planet Psyclid have spent a millennium cultivating skills of the mind, while the people of the planet Regula Prime spent an equal amount of time developing their military might. So what happens when the Princess Royal of Psyclid (aka Kass Kiolani) decides to explore the “other side,” becoming a cadet at the Regulon Space Academy, where, in addition to teasing the Regs with her paranormal skills and attracting the interest of a Reg starship captain, she is interned as an enemy when Regulon invades Psyclid, and, oh yes, sparks a rebellion against the Regulon Empire.
Unlike her older sister Kass, the Princess M’lani has no interest in matters beyond Psyclid. No desire to fight the Reg occupation of their homeworld. Yet somehow she ends up the possessor of the most destructive paranormal talent in the realm, and not incidentally, married to Kass’s former fiancé, Jagan Mondragon, the Sorcerer Prime. M’lani and Jagan suffer more than a few dramatic (and very ugly) moments before they send the Regulons fleeing back to their home planet. Toppling the Empire, however, is a far greater challenge. At this point the rebellion stands: one planet liberated, eleven to go.
THE BASTARD PRINCE
What to do with K’kadi Amund, the boy who communicates only through illusions? The boy who happens to be Kass’s and M’lani’s younger brother. Although approaching his twenty-first birthday, K’kadi is still inclined to lose himself in single-minded pursuits—from creating fireworks to stalking his first love, a warrior maiden from the plant Hercula. “Unreliable” and “weird” are among the kinder things said about him. So why does S’sorrokan, leader of the rebellion, consider him one of his most vital assets? Even when K’kadi comes into his own and achieves what was once his greatest desire, he discovers that growing up comes with a price.
In the fourth and final book of the series, the rebels have taken a three-year timeout to plan, prepare, recruit . . . and produce the start of a new generation. All the Psyclid royal children and spouses (including two who are not mentioned above—avoiding a “spoiler”), play important roles when the rebels finally come face to face with Darroch, ruler of the Regulon Empire. Yet when the battle is done, the crisis is still not over. There is the inevitable problem of “What’s Next?” Will there be a new Emperor? Some form of democracy? Who will sit on the Regulon throne—the dashing leader of the rebellion or the “frenemy” rebel, who is Emperor Darroch’s legitimate heir?
For a link to the Blue Moon Rising boxed set on Amazon, click here.
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In case you didn't spot the mistake that was up on Amazon for almost two days, here's the correct cover:
(Sorry, no photo of my red face available.)
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For a link to Blair Bancroft's web site, click here.
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