Book Your: Inanna Phantom. Reviewing The Bleikovat Event

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Book Details:

Book Title: Inanna Phantom, Volume III – The Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series by Hawk MacKinney

Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 270 pages

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Sage Words Publishing

Release date: Sep 2019

Tour dates: Jan 27, 2020 to Feb 14, 2020

Content Rating: PG-13: Some of the war scenes are graphic.
Book Description:

The threat of rift invasions seem long passed. Plentiful harvests
abound. The Murian first-contact Terato Outpost has grown into the
sprawling Terato-Murian Terminus Terato with a hub of relay portals
reaching across the vast uncharted galactic expanses and connecting with
its eon-extinct Lantaraan prehistory. An exploratory Terato-Murian
Jupiterr outpost is established on the gas giant seventh planet, and its
quantum and gravitational energies are used to power outpost portals
for an archeological survey of the fourth planet, Eorthe. The Lantaraan
database aboard Terato’s ancient Downday moon shows that one or more
planets of the Solaris planets have apparently been lost. Expanded
archeological records on other Lantaraan orbital bodies in the Solaris
system show the fourth planet from the star—Eorthe—to be a sterile
wasteland. Except it is not. Eorthe’s civilization is not to the level
of the Murian Empire, but it is far advanced to those of a pastoral
Terato. Terato and Eorthe form the confederated United Terran League
under the nominal figurehead leader of League High Judikarr Eklam a’Qoc.
Jupiterr outpost expands into a major League stronghold, Jupiterr Base,
when civil unrest erupts in the League, the unexpected return of rift
intrusions threatens, and the Murian Emperor Klarvko Celo is
assassinated. As they prepare for confrontations with an unknown ancient
enemy, the internal tensions on Myr and Eorthe push Murians and
Teratoans to dangerous discords.

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Review

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This is a very complex and well written book, I really liked how the author added maps and a glossary to help out readers, but this definitely is not a light read.

It did take me a few chapters to get into the flow of the story but it is definitely a book you should check out. I can’t wait to read the next one.

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Book Details:

Book Title: The Cairns of Sainctuarie: The Bleikovat Event (Volume 1) by Hawk MacKinney

Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 228 pages

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Sage Words Publishing

Release date: Oct 2012

Tour dates: Jan 27, 2020 to Feb 14, 2020

Content Rating: PG-13: Some of the war scenes are graphic.

Book Description:

From a rocky outcrop a battle-widowed Etkaa, gazed down at the death and
upheaval. Rancid green Murian blood stenched the dusklit breezes from
the haze-dimmed river marshlands. Nothing has been spared by the Green
Dragon forces of Bleikovia. In skirmishes along the Feldon River,
Etkaa’s mate is fatally wounded with deadly selvon poison. Through a
gruesome mountain trek of icy blizzards, they elude the Green Dragon.
The battered starving Feldovats reach the coast at Eedov City only to be
confronted by their implacable enemy determined to destroy the
remaining Klarvkon rabble. Taking passage on crowded Maalon freighters,
the refugees escape toward a new life among their Maalon hosts. Enraged
Bleikovats move against the Klarvkons, bringing indiscriminate
bloodshed. War once again surfaces, as it did in the muddy filth along
the Feldon River of Malfesov, and becomes a different kind of war.

Book Details:

Book Title: The Cairns of Sainctuarie: The Missing Planet (Volume II) by Hawk MacKinney
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 258 pages
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Sage Words Publishing
Release date: April 2015
Format available for review: ebook (gifted kindle), pdf
Tour dates: Jan 27, 2020 to Feb 14, 2020
Content Rating: PG-13: Some of the war scenes are graphic.

Book Description:

Generations after the great Murian upheaval of the Malfesian War against
the Bleikovats, the Accords between planets Terato and Myr are signed.
Provisional Outpost Terato is under construction near a farm where
Teratoan orphan Eklam a’Qoc lives with his uncle and cousin.

Inquisitive strong-minded Eklam, Ek to everyone in the village, is
captivated by the off-worlders technology, and becomes an apprentice to
the Outpost Terato’s Murian commander, Grand Duke Korvo. Uncle a’Qoc
disapproves; wants nothing to do with these outlanders, wants their
shimmering doorway portals-of-travel banned from Terato. As Outpost
Terato becomes operational it seems to become a harbinger stirring
ageless secrets of The Old Ones and their frightful weapons, of ancient
Teratoan ruins, mysterious glowing lights, unexplained killings, a
sacred book in a language no Teratoan can read, a moon that doesn’t
behave like a moon in its wobbly orbit.

From cosmic reaches beyond space and time the ominous secrets of
Terato’s ancient ruins become more threatening. Ek and Korvo realize
both their worlds face extinction with any hope buried somewhere in
unknown galaxies far beyond a pastoral Terato or the sophisticated
star-empire of the Murians; of missing planets in a star system with its
single star in a galaxy far-removed unknown to Terato or Myr. They
travel across the universe to a place long forgotten to fight this
unknown foe with weapons only dreamed of. Together they face the beast
that wishes to consume the entire universe.

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Interview with the author

Turning the Pages – Thank you for hosting the three volumes of The Cairns of Sainctuarie Sci-Fi series. We sci-fi readers/writers are a picky bunch. Some of us want action. Some of us want a heavy dose of the technical, others only a hint of it. It’s a fine balance across the genre-readers with satellite & probe research and discoveries of particle physics/theories changing faster than results can get published.

Where do you get inspiration for your stories? From the simplest of wonders all about us…along with the symmetry & beauty of our subatomic building blocks. Or as some might say, “wave field energies waiting to condense into what we are.”

Do you ever get writer’s block? No. I’ve no idea how to describe “writer’s block” much less overcome it. My outlines and notes delve into the crannies & crevices of the fantabulous and far beyond the galaxies of the Milky Way and Andromeda.

Your book is set on/in alien worlds. Have you ever been there? Yes, every day. In/on some of the most enchanting worlds that are all around us. No world is any more alien than our own ship-space home world wobbling about its rather minor star in a spiral arm of this glorious system.

What is your next project?
The next title is already in edit from my Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. I’m in the 5th line-by-line edit with cover design on the way.

What advice would you give budding writers?
Our cultures are filled with overabundance of Don’t, no and You can’t do that. Forget the naysayers & the jealous. Keep alive the kid that fuels the juices of your fantasies. Dream big & bigger with that child AND don’t say NO to the person in the mirror.

What made you write a sci-fi series? The fantasies of the 12-year old that never quits, coupled with our family of bipeds having taken our first stumbling steps to becoming a galactic/intergalactic space species. My 12-year old has been there…waiting for everyone else to catch up.

Name a quirky thing you like to do. Riding steam engine trains…anytime, anywhere…watch the backyards and mountains of North America & the EU roll by.

Favorite travel site: A tossup between the highlands of Scotland & Israel.

Favorite dessert/snack: Crème Brûlée or a plate of fried fatback – neither any longer on the menu—at least not mine!

If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be? Never forget where & who you came from, & the inner strengths you received from that.

Do you write every day? Absolutely! It’s a compulsive obsession…no peace of mind without feeding the demanding beast. Too many tales/secrets to tell —

Where do you write? Anywhere. Mainly in my study – no music – no phone – no internet – no social media – no distractions.

In today’s tech savvy world, most use computers…have you ever written parts of your books on paper? ALL of them – the rough drafts, settings, character & scene outlines & notes – writing in cursive or abbreviated notes IN cursive comes from parts of one’s brain that drives & makes us what we are. The hurry up creatures throw most of themselves away with rush-rush gadgets that do nothing for intellect or creativity. Show me an elegant cursive signature, I’ll show you a thinking, smart, sense-of-humor writer who respects himself.

Thanks again for inviting me to visit with you.

VOLs I-II-II Synopses:

Vol I, The Bleikovat Event opens on verge of a Bleikovat invasion of the Feldon domains. The Malfesian War ravages homes and villages, splinter families and shatter ancient customs of Myr’s Feldovat clan bloodlines, ultimately reshaping the destiny of the Murians. Generations pass. Most but not all of the grisly remembrances of the great Malfesian upheavals become tales of legendary heroes.

Vol II, The Missing Planets Myr has become an interstellar empire with a constitutional autocracy under the Clan Klarvkon Dynasty, expanding beyond the Murian home world system into unimaginable intergalactic reaches. On remote agrarian Planet Terato Murians reach a covenant with Judikarr leaders to establish a Murian relay outpost to continue archeological studies. The thought-to-be extinct Lantaraan culture of the single-star system on the far side of known Murian star maps proves to be inhabited, along with a powerful unknown adversary determined to erase all traces of Terato and Myr. Only the massive Lantaraan defenses on Jupiterr manage can oppose the onslaught – only if the Lantaraan descendants of Eorthe can unravel the secrets to using them.

Vol III, Inanna Phantom the threat returns. Urban centers devastated; populations displaced; civil disruption erupts; Eorthe government breakdowns with the ascendency of Teran League.

Hawk MacKinney
http://www.hawkmackinney.net

Meet the Author:

Hawk has authored several works of fiction including a historical
romance Moccasin Trace which was nominated for both the prestigious
Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers
Notes Book Award. His Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series and
his Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series have received national and
international attention.

With postgraduate degrees and faculty positions in several medical
universities, Hawk MacKinney has taught graduate courses in both the
United States and Jerusalem. His professional writing includes articles
on chordate neuroembryology, and aerospace research on muscle metabolic
behavior in multi-orbital environments.

Connect with the Author: website


Tour Schedule:

Jan 27 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – series spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Jan 28 – Delilah Bluette – book review of The Bleikovat Event – Volume I

Jan 29 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of The Bleikovat Event – Volume I / giveaway

Jan 30 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of The Missing Planets – Volume II / giveaway

Jan 31 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of The Bleikovat Event – Volume I / giveaway

Feb 3 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Inanna Phantom – Volume III / giveaway

Feb 4 – Delilah Bluette – book review of The Missing Planets – Volume II

Feb 5 – Locks, Hook, and Books – book review of The Bleikovat Event – Volume I / guest post / giveaway

Feb 6 – Turning the Pages – book review of The Bleikovat Event – Volume I / author interview / giveaway

Feb 6 – Locks, Hook, and Books – book review of The The Missing Planets – Volume II / giveaway

Feb 7 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of The Missing Planets / giveaway

Feb 7 – Delilah Bluette – book review of Inanna Phantom / guest post

Feb 11 – Turning the Pages – book review of The The Missing Planets – Volume II / giveaway

Feb 12 – Turning the Pages – book review of Inanna Phantom – Volume III / giveaway

Feb 13 – Locks, Hook, and Books – book review of Inanna Phantom – Volume III / giveaway

Feb 14 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of Inanna Phantom – Volume III / giveaway

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