Red Desert - People of Mars

Red Desert

Book 2
Rita Carla F. Monticelli
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Second book in the science fiction series "Red Desert".

After 995 days on Mars, the enthusiasm of the Isis crew has turned into frustration and intolerance. Their research hasn't provided the hoped for outcomes, the resources at their disposal are insufficient, and NASA had previously cancelled the launch of a second mission, which would have brought more colonisers and equipment to the planet.
Relationships among the five members of the expedition have become difficult. Station Alpha is home to a complex web of conflicts, secrets, alliances, and rivalries.
Now a new launch window is about to open, but the news from Houston isn't reassuring at all. While the finding of a possible ice sac might give a positive turn to the events, Anna, embittered by the unusual behaviour of Robert and the cold war against Hassan, is considering the opportunity to return to Earth.
When death strikes amongst the five inhabitants of Mars, Anna finds her only possible choice is a solitary escape.
But Mars has got an incredible discovery in store for her, a key to a mystery hidden in the depths of Valles Marineris.

The first book is "Red Desert - Point of No Return".
The third book, "Red Desert - Invisible Enemy" (a novel), will be published at the beginning of 2015.


Follow Anna Persson (@AnnaPerssonDR) on Twitter!


--- This is the second book in a series of four and it ends with a cliffhanger. ---
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About the author

Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli is an Italian independent author.
 She lives in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy), where she works as writer, technical, scientific and literary translator, and web copywriter. She is also a biologist and worked as researcher, tutor and professor's assistant in the field of ecology at "Dipartimento di Biologia Animale ed Ecologia" of the University of Cagliari until 2004, when she founded Anakina Web. As part of her firm remit, she currently manages her creative writing and translation activities, as well as web design and music management.

 As a cinema addict, she started by writing screenplays and fan fictions inspired by the movies.

 She is author of poems in English, published in the United States in anthologies and audiobooks, and has written some song lyrics.

 She writes fiction since 2009. In 2011 she completed her first original science fiction novel, "L'isola di Gaia", which will be published in November 2014, and in March 2012 she published "La morte è soltanto il principio", fantasy novel about ancient Egypt, inspired by the movie "The Mummy".

 Between 2012-2013 she wrote a science fiction series including four books titled "Deserto rosso", which is having a good success in Italy.
 The whole "Deserto rosso" series was also published as omnibus on December 2013 (ebook and paperback).

 "Deserto rosso" is being published in English, with the title "Red Desert", between 2014 and 2015.
 The first book of the series is "Red Desert - Point of No Return"; the second one is "Red Desert - People of Mars".

In May 2014 she published "Il mentore" (thriller).

 Since October 2012 she is part of the cast of FantaScientificast, an Italian podcast about science fiction.
 Since April 2013 she is an Italian Representative of Mars Initiative.

 As a science fiction and Star Wars fan, she is known in the Italian online community by her nickname, Anakina.

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Publisher
Rita Carla F. Monticelli
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Published on
Sep 1, 2014
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Pages
177
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ISBN
9781311801197
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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They’ve succeeded in escaping.
And are going back home.
But they aren’t alone.
Now that the adventure on Mars is over, what will become of Earth?

The final book in the science fiction series “Red Desert”.

Earth.
It’s their home, they were born and raised there, but at the same time they’ve never set foot there. And so the deep feelings that Anna and Hassan have as they return to their own planet, after almost five years, are mixed with the marvel of the foreign entity they bring with them, as it lands on a new world.
The two survivors of the Isis mission are welcomed as heroes, but they can’t enjoy the adulation. The intent they are pursuing has priority over everything else.
Besides the internal battle between the new Anna and the old, two more conflicts consume her: the one against the hidden dangers brought by Earth itself, not to mention its inhabitants, and a more complex one involving her own feelings, which will force her to make an important choice affecting her future. In the meantime, on the Red Planet, Melissa finds herself deepening her exploration of human nature, torn between dread and disdain against it, and a growing sense of belonging.
But someone, intrigued by the sudden acceleration of the whole Isis program, is beginning to have suspicions.
Now that the adventure on Mars is over, what will Anna’s choice be? What will become of Earth?

The previous books are:
“Red Desert - Point of No Return” (book 1);
“Red Desert - People of Mars” (book 2);
“Red Desert - Invisible Enemy” (book 3).

Follow Anna Persson (@AnnaPerssonDR) on Twitter!

They’ve succeeded in escaping.
And are going back home.
But they aren’t alone.
Now that the adventure on Mars is over, what will become of Earth?

The final book in the science fiction series “Red Desert”.

Earth.
It’s their home, they were born and raised there, but at the same time they’ve never set foot there. And so the deep feelings that Anna and Hassan have as they return to their own planet, after almost five years, are mixed with the marvel of the foreign entity they bring with them, as it lands on a new world.
The two survivors of the Isis mission are welcomed as heroes, but they can’t enjoy the adulation. The intent they are pursuing has priority over everything else.
Besides the internal battle between the new Anna and the old, two more conflicts consume her: the one against the hidden dangers brought by Earth itself, not to mention its inhabitants, and a more complex one involving her own feelings, which will force her to make an important choice affecting her future. In the meantime, on the Red Planet, Melissa finds herself deepening her exploration of human nature, torn between dread and disdain against it, and a growing sense of belonging.
But someone, intrigued by the sudden acceleration of the whole Isis program, is beginning to have suspicions.
Now that the adventure on Mars is over, what will Anna’s choice be? What will become of Earth?

The previous books are:
“Red Desert - Point of No Return” (book 1);
“Red Desert - People of Mars” (book 2);
“Red Desert - Invisible Enemy” (book 3).

Follow Anna Persson (@AnnaPerssonDR) on Twitter!

Londra, 1926 d.C. 

Quando Evelyn Carnahan rivede dopo alcuni anni la sua vecchia amica d'infanzia Anne Howard, si rende subito conto di quanto sia cambiata. La ragazza perennemente annoiata e insofferente che ricordava si è trasformata in una giovane donna sicura di sé, per niente addolorata dalla recente morte del marito Robert MacElister, avvenuta in circostanze misteriose durante una campagna di scavi in Egitto. 

Inoltre, al suo ritorno a Londra dopo questo viaggio, la giovane vedova ha portato con sé, oltre che una grande quantità di reperti da esporre al British Museum, uno strano egiziano di nome Assad, indossante il tatuaggio dei Med-Jai, gli antichi guardiani di Hamunaptra, la Città dei Morti scoperta non molto tempo prima proprio da Evelyn, suo fratello Jonathan e Rick O'Connell. 

Non tutto quello che Anne ha rinvenuto ad Hamunaptra, però, è stato esposto durante la mostra. Due sono i reperti che la donna ha deciso di tenere per sé: una mummia malridotta e un libro nero che necessita di una chiave per essere aperto. 

Ma ciò che Anne e Assad non sanno è che nel loro viaggio di ritorno sono stati seguiti anche da un'oscura presenza in cerca di una vendetta vecchia di tremila anni. 

Nel tentativo di risolvere questo nuovo mistero, i fratelli Carnahan e l'americano Rick O'Connell dovranno ben presto scontrarsi con forze sovrannaturali di gran lunga al di sopra della loro portata e saranno costretti, loro malgrado, a combattere ancora una volta per salvare il mondo. 

Nel farlo, però, troveranno in un vecchio nemico un inatteso e potente alleato. 

 -- Terza edizione 2016 --

Questo romanzo, originariamente scritto pochi mesi dopo l'uscita del film "La Mummia" (del 1999), ne rappresenta un sequel alternativo rispetto a quello uscito due anni dopo. Si tratta di un'opera dedicata ai fan della saga, che contiene sia personaggi e ambientazioni completamente originali che ispirati al film e che quindi viene qui proposta a puro scopo di intrattenimento. Se avete amato "La Mummia", non potete perdere questa storia e così immaginare un nuovo destino per il Grande Sacerdote di Osiride, Imhotep, e tutti i suoi altri protagonisti.

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