In this first book of the series, the adventure begins when two cultures, two peoples, two worlds meet at long last. Thanks to their mastery of fourth-dimensional travel, explorers from Orbsey reach Earthand neither planet will ever be the same. Humanity is still a young and developing race in the year 1. To the visitors, humanity is a barbaric and wild race. What must humanity think of their new guests?
In rural China, a bright, ambitious young girl by the name of Sun Li I dreams of a life of fulfillment and even love. But when she begins to dream of a long lifeof 285 yearson a distant planet, she could never had imagined that what appeared to be a dream was actually memories of a real life lived on Orbsey. Sun Li is not alone. She is one of countless humans who would be integrated into Orbsien society over the centuries; while many chose to stay, some did return to Earth.
This is their story and the first installment of The Star Series.
After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end. She is determined to save even those who have been complicit with this evil out of fear or weakness—if, indeed, they can be saved.
Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal—and rediscover the light and faith within themselves. For although from the time of her birth, she has been The One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy’s stronghold, and pursues her destiny—to finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all—she will need an army behind her...
“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .