Gateway Beyond The Stars: Book #2 of "Saga Of The Lost Worlds" by Neely and Dobbs
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The sequel to Mission Beyond the Stars, Gateway Beyond The Stars is tightly crafted, blending richly developed characters with interstellar travel, inter-dimensional portals, multiverses, and unplanned time-travel. Its characters are tested and bonded in compelling adventure of confrontation and quiet courage, clashing mystery and intrigue, mystical encounters and quests for higher consciousness. More
Gateway Beyond The Stars is the second book of "Saga of the Lost Worlds." It continues the intricately crafted story of Jazon and Sabanda Ozier of the Kepren Cluster Alliance and Lord Ptoriil Briin and FSO Laytonn Eebri of the Regency Coalition introduced in Mission Beyond the Stars.
As a result of following the advice of the mysterious figure, Hoga, Jazon Ozier has disappeared along with an entire star system of the Kepren Cluster Alliance. He is stranded, essentially alone on a planet that is now so far from his homeworlds that there are no recognizable stars or galaxies in the sky.
Before he can establish where he has been transported to, an alien craft lands on the planet. When he investigates it, he first meets an elfin girl—Aalteea —and then two more imposing figures: Lord Ptoriil Briin and FSO Laytonn Eebri. Having virtually no other option he chooses to return with them to the capitol of their multi-stellar-system federation, the Regency Coalition of Planets.
Left far behind in the Kepren Cluster Alliance, Jazon's wife— Sabanda —and his best friend—Kyell — struggle to deal with Jazon's disappearance. They are also forced to deal with a headstrong scientist— Kirq Dristane. The project he has resumed—involving a dimensional gateway— becomes deadly, then so promising that its successful development may be vital to the continued existence of the Kepren Cluster Alliance.
When Jazon confronts Briin, he is stunned to learn he has been transported to an entirely new universe, with no way to return home. He also learns that the Coalition has played a critical role in the Alliance's System Disappearances, actively participating in their capture. Having discovered the true cause of the disappearances, but unable to stop them, he receives a communication from the enigmatic Hoga. Convinced there is a connection, Jazon embarks on a dangerous exploration of a strange artificial moon at the distant edge of the Coalition: Eidolon.
Both the future and the past hold dangerous challenges for Briin and Jazon. None are more deadly than the potential consequence of their failure to reach peaceful resolution to their crises: the total destruction of both the Alliance and the Coalition.
The multiple-universe spanning tale blends richly developed characters with faster-than-light travel, inter-dimensional transport, and unplanned time-travel. Its richly developed characters come alive as they are tested and bonded in compelling adventures woven together with themes of cosmic confrontation and quiet courage, gripping mystery and cautious intrigue, mystical encounters and quests for higher consciousness.