Juneau disappears trying to escape a malicious hunter. Unknown and dangerous aliens follow Essi to Earth. Shannon vows to save her friends—and the world—even if it means sacrificing her own life.
As the first book of the Power Rising trilogy, Power of Three, comes to a close, Shannon Kendricks has recovered from the devastating illness that followed her battle with sinister aliens and looks forward to furthering her quest to free the beluga whale Juneau.
In this thrilling sequel, Shannon has won for Juneau one day of freedom from captivity at the Dickson Research Center in Alaska. Now the time for Juneau to come home has arrived. But she doesn’t return. To complicate matters even more, Shannon’s former love, Luke Quintana, arrives unexpectedly. As Shannon waits for Juneau in the Underwater Complex at the Dickson, an explosion of water roars through its corridors and sweeps Shannon out into the chilling Alaskan Sea.
At the same time, her alien friends, Essi and Salesti appear unannounced on Earth. Essi carries a virus that threatens everyone on the planet, and two aliens from FireWorld are hunting her to take that virus. One is determined to extract the virus without harm to Essi or Earth, the other, vicious and reckless, plans to release the virus, causing massive loss of life.
Shannon embarks on a strange and life-threatening journey to once again save Essi, Juneau, and everyone on Earth, but the stakes are even higher this time: the survival of life on a second planet, RiverWorld, rests on Shannon's shoulders as well. Will she succeed, or lose everything?
Cathy Parker graduated from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Cathy volunteered for eight years as a zookeeper and became well acquainted with one sometimes obstreperous female beluga whale, the model for Juneau, one of the heroes of the book, Power of Three: The Novel of a Whale, a Woman and an Alien Child. Cathy is fascinated by animals of all kinds, especially cetaceans and primates, and has scrimped and saved to go see them in the far reaches of the world. She posts on matters of interest and other topics on her website, authorcathyparker.com.
Overcome by a surprising stirring in her soul to reach out and help, Cathy was determined to build a suitable field for the Barrow Whalers. Not fully understanding the many obstacles, both financially and logistically, that would line the path ahead, Cathy charged forward with a determined spirit and a heart for both the football team and the greater community of Barrow. She spearheaded a campaign that raised more than half-a-million dollars through people all around the country rallying around one common goal: changing the lives of young men through football.
This is not just the story of how the Barrow Whalers became the first high school above the Arctic Circle to have a football program. This is the story of how we are sometimes called to the most unlikely of causes and to believe in something a little bit bigger, changing our own lives and the lives of others for the better in the most unexpected of ways.
Strangely, a bizarre lavender lightning strike allows Shannon to hear Essi's thoughts—as well as the tormented thoughts of a captive beluga whale. Shannon uses this inexplicable bond with the alien and the whale to fight their ruthless enemies who will stop at nothing to annihilate them. Shannon soon learns the most terrible threat comes from within...
The telepathic connection is slowly killing her. She cannot sustain it alone. Enlisting her friends is her only hope—but it could endanger them all. Can she save herself, save her friends, free the whale and send Essi home before dark forces take over the world?