About the Book:
[taken from Amazon]
Trapped on a hostile planet.
Life on Minea isn’t all that the shiny brochures back on Earth promised the passengers of Ship 12-22. In order to survive, most of the population must slave away in the dark, unforgiving caverns of the Yyinum mines.
Ethan’s position as governor proves to be less effective than he hoped as he clashes with the power-hungry companies that control the planet. While on a surveying ship, Ethan and the crew crash-land into the cavernous depths beneath the Karst Mountains, where a maze of tunnels and slew of fatal dangers block their journey home.
Above ground, a deadly epidemic sweeps the planet, and Ethan’s wife, Aria, is torn between searching the mountains for him and finding a cure. When a mysterious craft appears in the sky, Kaia and her father, Admiral Phillip Reagan, must prepare for a battle with a species they know nothing about.
As their world descends into chaos, can these self-appointed guardians bring hope of survival to Minea?
I will admit that before reading this book I did not read the first installment. I regret that now but not because I was lost about what was going on, because this book is amazing just by itself but because I know I would have been more into all the characters if I had known about them prior. Needless to say because I loved this book as much as I did I will be reading the first one and then re reading this one as well! lol The book itself is very interesting and imaginative. I love books that keep me on my toes, and this did just that. It was completely well written and I never once got confused. Defiantly worth the read! I seriously can’t wait to go back and read the first one & re read this one!
About the Author:
[taken from her bio]
Josi Russell’s science fiction novels explore familiar human relationships in unfamiliar contexts. She currently teaches creative writing and fiction courses as an Associate Professor of English for Utah State University Eastern. She lives in the alien landscape of the high desert American Southwest with her family and a giant tortoise named Caesar. Josi is captivated by the fields of linguistics, mathematics, and medicine, by the vast unknown beyond our atmosphere, and by the whole adventure of being human.