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  1. Cast Under an Alien Sun (Destiny's Crucible Book 1)
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  2. Cast Under an Alien Sun (Destiny's Crucible Book 1)

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What if you were thrown into a foreign society, never to see home again? What would you do and could you survive?

A story science fiction in premise, adventure in execution. A cross-genre adventure with elements of science fiction, history, hard science, epic fantasy, time travel, romance, alien contact, and space colonization.

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again.

On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amidst strangers speaking an unintelligible language, and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself, and not knowing a single soul. His worry about finding a place is assuaged when he finds ways to apply his knowledge of chemistry—as long as he is circumspect in introducing new knowledge not too far in advance of the planet’s technology and being labelled a demon.

As he adjusts, Joe finds that he has be dropped into a developing clash between the people who cared for him, and for whom he develops an affinity, and a military power from elsewhere on the planet, a power with designs on conquest.

Unaware, Joseph Colsco has been poured into a crucible, where time and trials will transform him in ways he could never have imagined.

Review comments:

“ . . .a thoughtful and entertaining read for anyone who loves action adventures. While it is science fiction in concept, it crosses the line into political drama and historic fiction as well. It should be well received by a variety of readers. 5-Stars.” - Midwest Book Review

This is a great intro to the Destiny’s Crucible series by Olan Throrensen. I was instantly hooked from the very beginning. Descriptive enough for imagining the whole new world Thorensen has created, without being overly done or tiresome to read . . . can’t wait to read the next sequel. 5/5 – Stuffed Shelves

Amazon/Goodreads reviewers:

“This book has a little something for every interest. Science fiction, history, and romance are woven to create an intricate story.”
“Epic start of a scifi transplant series . . .”
“Couldn't put it down.”
“ . . . thoughtful and entertaining read for anyone who loves action adventures. While it is science fiction in concept, it crosses the line into political drama and historic fiction as well.”
“Great world building.”
“The book is an honest-to-goodness page turner. The story was just too enticing to put down and leave alone.”
“Buy it, read it today, trust me.”
“ . . . a character that is all too believable. His situation is only a device but we are drawn in to the narrative with a deft touch.”
“As soon as I started reading the book I couldn't put it down . . .”
“ . . . written in a way to draw you in and not let go.”
“I didn't really expect to like this story. Since getting the book 6 days ago I have read it twice.”
“Great character development and story line just grabs you and can't wait for next page.”


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