Book 1 in the Hathor Legacy universe!
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On the planet, Hathor, a powerful group called the Guardians serves as the security force for Novacorp, the corporation that runs Hathor with its ruthless monopoly. Nadira, as one of the most powerful Guardians, is expected to use her intuition and telekinetic powers to keep the capital city safe from thieves and intruders.
Jonathan Keel, son of a mine CEO on the nearby planet, Astarte, is wealthy, privileged and used to getting what he wants. When his father goes missing after a robbery and explosion at the mine, he defies the authorities and heads to Hathor to search for him and for the robbers.
Security is on high alert and Nadira is charged with protecting Jon. She rescues him from an vicious attack and discovers that the Guardians have another agenda that has nothing to do with solving the crime.
Jonathan finds evidence of his father’s possible involvement, while his attraction to Nadira forces her to confront all she has known about being a Guardian, especially the rule to put duty before her personal feelings.
Struggling with their growing desires, and chased by company security, Jon and Nadira flee the city. But solving the crime leads them to endure betrayals from the people closest to them, as secrets are revealed that not only link their pasts but also threaten to destroy Jon’s family and separate him from Nadira forever.
Read an excerpt from Hathor Legacy: Outcast
Standing back to let the transport door slide open, he scanned the area. No security in sight. Good. They were leaving him alone. Jon was about to climb into the vehicle when he saw a familiar face across the street. Wasn’t that Nadira, the Guardian? No. He had to be mistaken.
Wait. A few pedestrians filed past her, blocking his view for a moment. She was looking up at the tower. Squinting as though she could see inside it. What was she looking for?
Their eyes met. Did she just jump, or was he imagining it? Oh no. She did react. He was sure of it. What the hell did she think she was doing by following him? He looked at the transport, then back over at Nadira. Was that a smirk on her face? Damn it. She was daring him to come over there.
So, she thought she could just track him across the city and he couldn’t do anything about it? It didn’t matter to him if she was a Guardian, or whatever she called herself. He wasn’t going to be treated like a common thief. Jonathan hitched up the strap of his travel bag. He wouldn’t even bother to use the pedestrian bridge. It was half a block away and would take too much time.
Walking around the transport, he stepped into the street. There was a break in the traffic. If he moved fast, he could make it across without a problem. The transports were programmed to stop for obstructions. But whether they could stop short if he ran out in front of them was another matter.
Nadira darted down the side street. She wouldn’t get far. Jonathan dodged a couple of passing vehicles on his way across the boulevard.
He made it to the opposite corner and in his haste, banged into a company worker. Flashing Jonathan a scowl, the man smoothed his dark brown jacket. But Jon didn’t have time to apologize. Nadira was up ahead, just a beat away from running.
Not that it mattered if she ran. He knew he could get her. She was obviously fit. But he had longer legs. And a lot of practice catching what he wanted.
“Nadira!” He called out, reminding her that he was still there.
Ignoring him, she kept up the pace. Skillfully weaving between the oncoming pedestrians without touching them. She moved gracefully. He enjoyed watching her. Just like he was enjoying the chase. But unless she could disappear like a holo, she wasn’t going to escape him.
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Reviews for Hathor Legacy: Outcast
Rating 5-Stars: “A Fast-Paced Thrill Ride.”
The whole novel is overwhelming, to be precise. I fell in love with the characters immediately, and they never let me down. Oh, Jonathan does appear to be a spoiled brat at first, and women swoon over him, but Nadira brings out the best in him before the story concludes. If you like science fiction, action, and adventure, you will love HATHOR LEGACY. Highly recommended. http://pulplair.blogspot.com/2015/08/hathor-legacy-outcast.html
Author of WORLDS OF TOMORROW
A Suspenseful Futuristic Novel
I ended up getting this as a gift from a friend who thought I would like it and I have to say that “Hathor Legacy: Outcast” turned out to be a thrilling, science fiction mystery novel that managed mix romance with a sharp plot and strong characters. Deborah A Bailey did an excellent job of bringing this world to life, her talented world building is clear in the fully fleshed-out characters, the attention to detail to even the smallest inconsequential parts of the story and with the distinctive flair of imagination throughout the book.
The book centers around Nadira and Jon, two people who find themselves caught up in a world of conspiracy, danger, far reaching plots and betrayal that leaves both of them reeling as they try to unravel the mystery of Jon’s father’s death. The story is set in a futuristic time where humanity has reached out far into the stars with the planet Hathor (and the company Novacorp that pulls the strings of the entire goings on within the planet). As the two fight together to uncover the truth they grow closer, their attraction unfolding into something more… but the danger of those around them may just prove to pull them apart before their romance truly starts to flourish.
This is a well-written novel with characters that resonate with the reader and make you care about not only them, but their blossoming relationship between Nadira and Jon as well. It’s fast-paced, entertaining and exciting in equal turn… managing to keep the reader sucked in until the very end and long after that. Overall, I really enjoyed this and am eager to read more from the author in the future. – L. Collins via Amazon.com
Hathor Legacy: Outcast was a unique reading experience for me. The author’s writing and descriptions made it so that I had to keep reading. It was hard to put down. It was one of those books that made me disappointed to get to the end. Is there a sequel? I’m waiting!” – LB
There is something intangible about this book that just makes you fall in love with it. The characters are complex and believable. I loved Nadira! If you looked up “kick butt heroine” in the dictionary, the description would be about Nadira.
Jon was also good in his own way, but I definitely liked Nadira more. I’m not really sure they fit as a couple….but as we all know, not everyone does!
Hathor is futuristic, but also very believable. The author was able to draw pictures in my mind and now I feel like I myself have been to the plant Hathor. Overall, it was very enjoyable. Really hoping for a sequel! – Momto4BookLover