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Michael M. Farnsworth By mfarnz Updated Jul 24, 2015

A desert planet. A dangerous secret.

When Skylar's enigmatic uncle warns him to stay away from the mysterious winged insects that have been sighted on other planets, he thinks little of it; no one has seen the insects on their own planet of Haladras. His uncle knows more than he's telling, though. The creatures are not insects, but machines. And they're hunting for Skylar. Only after Skylar narrowly escapes capture and flees Haladras with his uncle does he learn the whole truth. What his uncle reveals will shatter Skylar's world. Torn from the girl he loves and thrust into the center of a conflict that will consume the empire, Skylar must fight for all he cares for, even as he struggles to know who he can trust.

Star Wars meets The Lord of the Rings. HALADRAS is the first installment in a gripping new YA adventure.

  • action
  • adventure
  • colony
  • empire
  • epic
  • fleet
  • galactic
  • mystery
  • opera
  • space
  • teen
jackSduffield jackSduffield Apr 12, 2017
If this is your first time stringing a story together keep up what you are doing. 1 ata boy
Omg I wanted to smack that doctor. And I find I don't trust anything he did to Skylar...
I found myself unable to stop reading once I got started - this is a great opening chapter. And I think I was holding my breath when the winch jammed ack!
ConnorFig9 ConnorFig9 Feb 11
Woah woah woah now.what kind of "odd jobs" are we talking bout here?
ericdabbs ericdabbs Nov 27, 2016
Really enjoyed the first chapter. Will definitely read more.
CelestriaUniverse CelestriaUniverse Dec 30, 2016
Nice start, doesnt fall into the usual trappings for hard-scifi of throwing chapter one into a splurge of needless exposition. Nicely done.
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