Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. Castaway on an alien planet and amidst a human into a foreign society, never to see home again?
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.
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.
Reviews of Destiny’s Crucible
“What an enjoyable read!” A C Bennett, Amazon TOP 1000 REVIEWER Five stars.
“Another wonder” Amazon Customer, Amazon TOP 500 REVIEWER Five stars.
“Mixture of SF, time travel, and alternative history.”
“Knowledge is power” M.W. Broscheit, Amazon TOP 1000 REVIEWER Five stars.
“Any lover of action adventures, war drama, political intrigue, or science fiction should do themselves a favor and check out the Destiny’s Crucible Series.” Clabe Polk, Midwest Book Review.
“Science fiction, history, and romance are woven to create an intricate story.”
“Outrageous story line made believable, fast moving action, superb character development.”
“ . . . 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.”
“I didn’t really expect to like this story. Since getting the book 6 days ago I have read it twice.”
“A book to get lost in.”
“My favorite book of all time is Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Cast Under an Alien Sun is the first book I’ve ever found to so completely modernize this story and yet keep completely to all the quirks, traits and storylines that also make the story great, all the while remaining a unique work on its own.”
“Character development at its finest!”
“Compelling and thought-provoking!”
“Elements of hard science fiction, soft science fiction, adventure, and fantasy. There’s a whole new world to explore; its name is Anyar.”
“Great fantasy of how one person can change history”
“An immersive adventure rich in detail and focused on a conclusion.”