Across the Stars: Book Three of Seeds of a Fallen Empire

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In Across the Stars, the Earth is recovering from an assault by a group of aliens known as the Orians. The Earth conscripts an alien spaceship on a journey across space... which leads them eventually to the home star system of the Orian race. More
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Words: 135,210
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476491677
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About Anne Spackman

At the current time, I am a gymnastics coach and a writer of many types of fiction. I have a BA in English language and literature from The University of Chicago. I am half-American and half-Scottish. I spent many summers as a girl in Scotland, and moved to England at 16 where I finished high school at Bedford High School.

My first novel, The Last Immortal, I wrote more than twenty years ago. It is the first of six novels in the "Seeds of a Fallen Empire" series that was finished in 2000 and finally published for kindle in 2010-2014 after many years of trying the traditional publishing route. I have also written one fantasy novel, Curse of the Dragon Kings, which was written in 1997 and self-published in 2010.

My other interests are gymnastics, ballet, and hiking. I trained in gymnastics for 9 years intensively and am still bouncing around on trampolines from time to time. I teach gymnastics and love the sport very much. I also love ballet and have trained off and on in ballet. My childhoods in Scotland in the summers instilled a deep love of nature and history in my spirit as well. As a writer, I started out writing mostly science fiction and also fantasy as I so much loved J.R.R. Tolkien as a girl. I also really enjoy historical fiction set in the days of ancient Rome, (and Egypt.) I am now writing more romantic and historical short stories.

As a reader, I enjoy reading English literature, literary fiction, historical fiction, Russian literature, fantasy on occasion, selective science fiction, and good writing in any genre. I also like to read books on political science, international relations, foreign policy, geography, astronomy, and ancient history (Egypt, Sumeria, Rome, Greece).

Another interest I have is in foreign languages and cultures. I have traveled to many countries in Europe, and learned French, German, Russian, and Japanese at University. My German speaking ability has waned, but I still enjoy watching foreign films and trying to read French and Russian.

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Reviews

Review by: ellareed on Dec. 04, 2014 :
I think this may be my favorite book of the series...at least so far! Leaving Earth behind, we are taken on a voyage of discovery through the remnants of a once-vast Empire, piecing together the history of humanity through the clues the explorers find scattered throughout the galaxies. Their spaceship, which seems to have a mind of its own, also gradually gives up its secrets. And Erin (or should I say Selereal) reveals some secrets of her own! I love the ending, which shows us so much that was hidden, inspires us with hope, brings us closure, and still manages to tease us with the promise of further adventures.
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Review by: john fedrick on Sep. 19, 2012 :
A great continuance form the previous 2 ell worth going back to start from the first book.
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Review by: Techno Writer on July 25, 2012 :
This book is hard to follow at first unless you have read the first two books in this series. The plot is fantastical. An Earth crew boards a mysterious alien space vessel and is taken off the planet, on a voyage across space, pursued by grey but almost human enemy aliens called Orians.

There is clearly a great ‘history’ that the author has created going on behind this novel. We begin to encounter alien cultures from civilizations across space. I think that this book was well-written, though at times is seems a bit like Star Trek, with a different cast of characters. As it turns out *spoiler here* there was an ancient intergalactic empire that once ruled the galaxies. This empire created a race of superbeing alien immortals who explored the universe. And it is their ship the Earth people are trapped on board.

I can’t recommend this book to everyone. It is an enjoyable read the more you get into the ancient history of this empire that has vanished. I will be interested to see more. I think a lot of this is implausible, but after all, it is science fiction, without so much emphasis on the hard science and more upon creating a unique world.
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