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A secret she must never share. A secret that two warring species are determined to control. A universe’s future at stake. Twenty-year-old Cassiel Winters joins Earth’s new space academy in hopes of finding her brother, one
of Command’s top pilots and her only family, who’s been reported MIA. But she quickly realizes she may not be cut out for life in space, where female cadets are outnumbered, competition’s fierce, and she’s already failed her hand-to-hand combat test once. Even the station’s most respected officer, Lt. Damian King, probably can’t help Cassiel pass the second time around–so why is he so interested in her progress? If only one of her freaky déjà vu visions
would offer an answer instead of mysterious messages like hide. When Cassiel’s manipulate d into a perilous mission, she encounters a warrior species bred to protect the universe from an even greater threat. And she learns that her secret visions are at the heart of it all. Now Cassiel must fight to control her own destiny and race to save her brother–even if it means pretending to be the pawn of Prime Or’ic, the cold-as-steel Thell’eon leader. Even if it means risking
her life, facing hard truths, and making the ultimate sacrifice.
JOURNALIST’S BOOK TRANSCENDS SCI-FI GENRE WITH REAL-TO-LIFE STORYTELLING, COMPELLING CHARACTERS ‘Sky’s End,’ the first novel of the Cassiel Winters series, is definitely not your brother’s sci-fi TORONTO, Ontario–Science fiction has seen a resurgence in recent years with the revival of the Star Trek franchise and the ever-growing popularity of classic literary works like “Ender’s Game.” And now, award-winning writer Lesley
Young is propelling the genre into a new direction with her debut novel, “Sky’s End.”
“Sky’s End” is the first book in a series that chronicles the futuristic adventures of Cassiel Winters, a spunky cadet on Earth’s new space station 568,000 miles from home who discovers a unique déjà vu-type gift that allows her to travel between dimensions. Life in space doesn’t come easy for Cassiel at first, but her newfound capability transforms her from an innocent cadet to a force to be reckoned with after an enemy threatens to destroy multiple universes.
The battle is bigger than at first expected, and an unsuspected love causes quite the stir in her fight to save the galaxy.
Fueled by the author’s own affection for astrophysics, “Sky’s End” mixes real scientific theories with
gripping action, fantasy, romance and self-discovery. The journalist in Young asks the deeper questions to make the characters and story, through fiction, real to life.
With Cassiel telling her story in first-person as it happens–and descriptive phrases like her nickname for the space station, “cylindrical giant floating sausage,” or detailing the out-of-our-worlders’ 20-inch-wide biceps–readers are placed smack dab in the middle of this unconventional, taut tale of betrayal, true love and destiny.
More About Lesley Young
Journalist Lesley Young never thought she would delve into the world of writing fiction, but when she sat down for the first time to put pen to paper, ideas for what would become her first novel just poured out naturally. Young’s first book, “Sky’s End,” is a multi-genre tale that showcases her unique style of weaving romance, action and wit into one page-burning story. Young was born in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. She holds an arts degree from the University of Alberta and a journalism degree from the University of Victoria. Young now lives in Loretto, Ontario where she works as a journalist, freelance writer and editor for health, décor and business magazines. Since 2008, Young has written more than 300 articles for print and online media including Profit, Toronto Life, MSN Green, and Elle Canada among others. She is a regular contributor to Reader’s Digest, Best Health, Canadian Living and House and Home Magazine.
Young has won three gold honors for feature stories from the National Business Magazine Awards and another top media award from the Canadian Dermatology Association. Soul Mate Publishing releases “Sky’s End” on July 15 in paperback and e-book. The novel is Young’s first installment in a series about Cassiel Winters, a futuristic heroine, and her outer space escapades.
Author Website: http://lesleyyoungbooks.com/