Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory

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Flashes on the surface of Mars.Deadly visitors. A fight for the survival of the planet. At the beginning of the twentieth century, astronomy has begun to separate itself from its sibling, astrology. As the logic of math and the objective viewing of the stars replace guesswork and fortune telling, we toss aside ancient myths and notions of demons and gods among the stars. Spurred on by the Industrial Revolution, we come to believe that we are gods on Earth-a dominant force in the universe. In our arrogance, we come to believe we are alone. But all myths have some basis in fact. Amateur astronomer Jonathan Hartaway discovers mysterious flashes on the surface of Mars-and soon finds himself invited to the prestigious Royal Observatory in London to explore the possibilities further. What follows is literally earth-shattering. The destiny of the human race hangs in the balance as Earth is confronted with an alien force so deadly that it will end forever any notion of human dominance of the universe. In the heat of the attack, Jonathan must battle his own passive nature and summon the courage to fight for the one love that is his universe and everything in it. We all have doors in our hearts we keep barred and locked. What happens when those doors are thrown open?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0533164869
  • 9780533164868