Hegira by Jim Cronin

His species became extinct decades before the aliens rescued and cloned him, but he still must do everything he can to save them all. Karm must travel back in time, create the most powerful financial empire ever seen on the planet Dyan’ta and assemble a team of experts who must be kept in the dark…

51I89PzSt1L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_His species became extinct decades before the aliens rescued and cloned him, but he still must do everything he can to save them all. Karm must travel back in time, create the most powerful financial empire ever seen on the planet Dyan’ta and assemble a team of experts who must be kept in the dark about his plans for fear of upsetting the timeline.

Dr. Jontar Rocker is an up and coming geneticist whose untested and controversial theories on cloning become the lynch pin in Karm’s schemes. Maripa, Karm’s petite and beautiful surrogate niece, personal secretary, and deadly bodyguard must learn to trust Karm despite his deceptions and secrets. Can the emerging love between Dr. Rocker and Maripa survive the demons and surprises of their own past, as well as Karm’s impenetrable air of mystery?

Karm and his companions must save the Brin. To do so, they must band together to overcome Brach, the ambitious and obsessed monarch. Determined to take control of Karm’s vast industrial empire, Brach joins forces with his conniving brother Pareth, leader of The Faith an ultra-conservative religious order committed to stopping Dr. Rocker and his heretical efforts to develop cloning techniques. Nothing less than survival of their species is at stake.

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“Exciting Read.”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Book lover

I’m not usually a reader of sci-fi or dystopian novels, but I strive to broaden my reading experience when good books are recommended to me, as Jim Cronin’s Hegira recently was.

It was an excellent choice. Time travel, mystery, secrets abound, and the story quickly hooks the reader. I loved that the story was easy to read, and the world building enabled me to visualise the story as it unfolded. I could get my dyslectic eyes to read and mind around easy to pronounce the alien names and places. I found myself engaged and willing for the survival of the Brim race. This is a perfect introduction to science fiction for a reader of any age.

Stories set in other places and time work best for me if I can see the hero dealing with issues not unlike those we face today. It is all there, the dictatorial bigots, the heroic characters bonding together for combined strength, the corrupt politics and evil dynasties, adventure and beauty; it is so easy to get hooked into a fabulous reading experience with Cronin’s writing.

About the Author

Jim Cronin is a retired middle school science teacher, currently working part-time as an educator/performer at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, raised in Arlington, Virginia and Denver, Colorado, he became an avid science nerd at the height of the space race of the 1960’s. After thirty-five years teaching science in the middle school classroom, he decided to retire and explore new worlds of opportunities, including volunteering, bicycling, and writing. It is the writing experimentation which resulted in this novel.
Today, Jim Is an Educator Performer, or Edutainer if you prefer, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The museum makes science fun and entertaining with an entire crew of performer/educators. Two years ago I was lucky enough for the museum to hire me, and pay me to come and play with kids and science.He lives in Colorado with his beautiful wife of thirty seven years. Together, they look forward to completely spoiling their new granddaughter.

One Comment

  1. I loved Hegira! The writing style is really well done and I was immediately drawn into the characters and the plot right from the beginning – which is very impressive considering that there’s a huge backdrop against which the novel is set!

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