They say the truth can set you free. Yet on Mars the truth can kill. Zeke Hailey is happy enough at the Chasm, the 23rd century school for psychics. But an answer to a secret throws his life into chaos. Now Zeke must choose between his friends and his missing father. Mars, however, isn’t ready to let him go. World famous translator Dr. Enki arrives with a sinister plan and he needs Zeke’s ability to speak Martian to help him uncover an ancient Martian city. A hideous monster lurks in this alien ghost town, with the terrifying power to erase atoms. A creature so deadly, it must never get free. But more dangers are waiting for him inside than just the monster. Zeke must find a way to defeat his greatest enemy before the fabric of time and space unravels forever.
Reviews for the Book
The Particle Beast continues in the same vein as the previous two, offering a fast paced and fun adventure complete with pan-dimensional nasties, a a short tempered Irish android, and teens charging around with psychic powers like well-meaning chimps with machine guns. While this one starts a little less steady as it picks up the threads of the previous two, it quickly comes together and finishes the strongest of the three. In addition to fleshing out and developing the characters a lot more, The Particle Beast reveals more of the dark underbelly of the Mariners' Institute, setting things up for a great fourth book and hinting that our reigning champs will need to do a lot more than be good a splatting beasties from here on out. - Daniel Gilbert
About the Author: Ian C. Douglas
Ian C Douglas is the author of the award-winning sci-fi series: the Zeke Hailey Adventures. He also writes short fiction and his stories have appeared in many anthologies and magazines. In 2020, he won the Gravity Prize for best short SF of the year. He was the 2019 guest of honour at the Malta Literary Star Festival.
After a London childhood spent in the company of Tolkien, Lovecraft, and Bradbury, Ian ran away to see the World. This quest for adventure landed him in countless scrapes, before becoming an English teacher in East Asia. After ten years of hard grammar, he returned to the UK, and graduated with a MA Distinction in Creative Writing. Since then, he has written everything from computer games to apps to a radio play as well as graphic fiction.
Today, Ian lives deep in Robin Hood country with his family. He regularly visits schools, runs workshops and appears at conventions and festivals. He is veteran of the Nottingham Writers Studio and an editor at Left Lion.
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