In this fast-paced, science fiction thrill ride, it falls to the fiercely independent bystander, Shannon Kendricks, attorney and seaquarium volunteer, to return the child Essi to her world. To find a way to free the desperate beluga, Juneau. To defeat the ancient aliens. On the upside, with the arrival of Essi, Shannon is startled to find not only does her physical appearance change dramatically, but she now possesses useful, near-magical traits to help her with barriers that appear insurmountable.
But Shannon soon learns the most terrible threat comes from within: a bizarre lavender lightning strike has caused the minds of the beluga and child to enter Shannon’s own mind. Their presence consumes many more calories than Shannon can possibly take in. They are killing her. In a desperate attempt to finish what she’s set out to do before she dies, Shannon enlists the help of her friends. Not everyone will survive. And . . . who or what is the other dark force that Shannon discovers lurking in the shadows with the alien invaders?
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.
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?