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5 Things You Should Know About Moon Deeds and the Star Children Saga

By Palmer Pickering

1. The Star Children Saga is an adult science-fantasy cross-genre series. It features magic in space and other alien worlds, mixing the hard science of moon colonization with shamanic magic. I think of it more like epic fantasy in a science-fiction setting. Think of Star Wars or Dune in the way spirituality and unseen forces and powers are placed in an offworld setting involving other planets, space travel, alien species, space colonization, etc. 

2. The premise of the long story arc of the series is that humans are descended from an alien race, the Star People, who reside on a lost planet across the galaxy. The Star People colonized several planets, and so we have cousins on other planets. Every thousand years, we need to reconnect with our ancestors in order to stay healthy and overcome our darker tendencies. However, the connection to the ancestral planet has been broken, and it’s up to our heroes, the Star Children, to find the Star People in order to save Earth and the galaxy from descending into a permanent Dark Age.

3. The story arc of the Moon Deeds Trilogy is that one of our alien cousin races, the Cephs, have invaded Earth and are turning it into a slave colony. One of the only remaining free places is the moon. Our heroes want to escape to the moon, using deeds to land on the moon that they inherited, and try to save Earth and their parents. The Cephs and their half-breed army, the Tegs, have alien weapons technology, and the only defense against it is magic.

4. The magic systems are largely based on shamanism. This includes things like elemental shields, plant-spirit medicine, power animals, and lucid dreaming. Other magic systems include clairvoyance, the use of crystals, and portals. The protagonists suffer various challenges and aggressions as other people recognize their power and want to take it for themselves. The more severe the challenges, the more the protagonists unlock their power.

5. The books are long, with adult language and mature themes. Not YA. Some people think because the protagonists are twenty-year-olds and there is some coming-of-age aspects to it that it is YA or New Adult. But really it’s targeted at adults who love epic fantasy. While it is mostly a quest story of hope, family, and friendship, there are dystopian and dark undertones and some graphic scenes. Moon Deeds is available in trade paperback, ebook, and audiobook. Light Fighters is available in trade paperback and ebook. You can find them anywhere books are sold.

About the Author

Palmer Pickering has been writing fiction since she was eight. She received her BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University, with concentrations in Religion and Race Relations.

She currently works in Silicon Valley in the gaming industry and high tech. In addition, Palmer holds a certificate in Chinese Acupressure, is a certified solar panel installer, and studied Tibetan Buddhism with the 14th Dalai Lama.

She lives and writes in the magical redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, California.

Her latest book is the scifi fantasy for adults, Moon Deeds: Star Children Saga Book One.

You can visit her website at www.MythologyPress.com or connect with her on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

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