Ardent (Book One)

Ardent (Book One)

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Alva Eriksson By Alva_Eriksson Completed

{Science Fiction/Romance/Adventure} Completed draft, editing in progress.

It is the year 3014. 
The galactic inhabitants of the Milky Way know the dangers of the Reso star system. It's gas giant, the planet Plenare, terrorizes any ship that dares to approach. Most travellers don't return, and the few that do are shells of their former selves, babbling nothing but incoherent nonsense.
Reso haunts Captain Aliyn Flynn's dreams.
After narrowly escaping with their lives, Flynn and her crew return from the system with a derelict ship full of unknown alien technology. Their impressive survival catches the eye of Earth's government officials, thrusting them into an unexpected and dangerous mission to discover Reso's secrets.
Complicating matters further, a humanoid alien race assigns the alluring and secretive Tyr Logan to Aliyn's crew as her executive officer. With the impending extinction of his people, Tyr has no choice but to join the human crew in their suicide mission, hoping to find the answers he seeks.

Despite their many differences, Tyr and Aliyn must come to terms with the deep connection they share to decipher an ancient secret---a secret that holds the key not only to the past but the continued survival of the galaxy they call home.

Watty's 2017 Winner.

Highest Rank in Sci-Fi - #3, Space Opera - #1

Featured - 2017. 

"From the beautiful cover art to the deeply engaging plot, Ardent has all the right elements to get you in and keep you hooked.  This is what sci fi was meant to be." @Arrowmancer

"Never stopped once for a glaring grammar issue or anything out of place. The careful and well-structured plot, not to mention the well-detailed props and characters, make the story what it is." @wordsinsilk, Ravenous Three

"To say that this story is superb and masterful storytelling does not do this book justice." @BillGrim
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This chapter has helped me a lot with writing on wattpad so thanks! Also, what is the vote system?
FAHyatt FAHyatt May 28
The results surpass my expectations, considering  the piece of junk we had lugged back. 
                              ...transcend my hopes for...
                              _just for a clarity bonus and easier structure 
                              wildest novatios surpassed
FAHyatt FAHyatt May 28
Since she was nothing more than a shell, it was easy...
                              Watch for she/she  her/her reps. sets up bad cadence harmonics, slows reading.
This is a very good first chapter. The setup is wonderful and it really pulls the reader in. I like the pacing, like how the ship isn't ready to go right at the beginning of the book. You make the reader wait and wonder about it. I can't wait to see what comes next. :)
FAHyatt FAHyatt May 28
ditto "before us", if you want.
                              Ditto "that were." ( its just my opinion, but I find a lot of  unneeded connectives slow reading.
Eterna_56 Eterna_56 May 01
I would buy the actual books but I honestly can not afford them. :(