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Move over Indiana Jones: The Wonders of Space Archeology
by Anna Hackett
I wanted to be an archeologist when I was little. I dreamed of adventure, riding camels through the desert, discovering ancient ruins and of course, lost treasure.
Then I realized that the grand age of archeological discovery was long over. Sigh. And archeologists spent a lot of time dusting dirt with tiny brushes and recording stuff…very slowly and patiently. Slow and patient are not my best qualities. I decided to become a mining engineer instead!
But once again, things are very exciting in the archeology world with the advent of space archeology. The name alone sounds pretty cool, don’t you think? Space archeology is all about using high resolution satellite images and scans to discover ancient ruins and features that may not be visible to the naked eye.
Space archeologist, Sarah Parcak gave a TED2012 talk on how she makes use of these high-tech tools and has discovered ancient Egyptian settlements hidden for thousands of years. I recommend you read her interview with TED if you’d like to know more.
Even with these exciting developments (and all the future possibilities), a part of me still yearned for those traditional adventures. For the thrill of discovering ancient treasures and artifacts. For the heart-pounding excitement of uncovering long-forgotten ruins. From that desire, my astro-archeologist, Dr. Eos Rai was born. Maybe I can’t have thrilling adventures in real life BUT I sure can thousands of years into the future in my books.
Eos is all about preserving history. She’s more like Dr. Jones, the history professor. Her partner in crime, rogue galactic treasure hunter, Dathan Phoenix…well, he’s our Indiana Jones. Needless to say, these two strike sparks off each other and get swept up in a huge (and dangerous) adventure as they race across the galaxy after the last surviving fragment of the Mona Lisa.
If you enjoy action, adventure, romance and space opera all rolled into one, then AT STAR’S END might be the adventure for you.
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About At Star’s End
Dr. Eos Rai has spent a lifetime dedicated to her mother’s dream of finding the long lost Mona Lisa. When Eos uncovers tantalizing evidence of Star’s End—the last known location of the masterpiece—she’s shocked when her employer, the Galactic Institute of Historic Preservation, turn its back on her. Left with no choice, Eos must trust the most notorious treasure hunter in the galaxy; a man she finds infuriating, annoying and far too tempting.
Dathan Phoenix can sniff out relics at a stellar mile. With his brothers by his side, he takes the adventures that suit him and refuses to become a lazy, bitter failure like his father. When the gorgeous Eos Rai comes looking to hire him, he knows she’s trouble, but he’s lured into a hunt that turns into a wild and dangerous adventure. As Eos and Dathan are pushed to their limits, they discover treasure isn’t the only thing they’re drawn to…but how will their desire survive when Dathan demands the Mona Lisa as his payment?
I’m Anna Hackett and I write action romance stories to thrill you, excite you and leave you inspired. I write about people overcoming unbeatable odds and achieving seemingly impossible goals to inspire you with the truth that the possibility exists for all of us to do the same.
I blame my parents for my insatiable need to mix action and romance. When I was young, I raided my mother’s romances and as soon as I could reach the shelf, my father’s action adventure thrillers. I love being exhilarated and left just a little breathless. I love car chases, explosions and spaceships…and of course when the boy wins the girl. Oh, and I’m a sucker for that moment when the team is walking in slow motion, shoulder-to-shoulder heading off into battle. After reading, watching or writing an awesome action romance story, I’m left energized and feeling like anything is possible. I aim to give the same to my readers.
Website and blog – www.annahackettbooks.com
Twitter – @AnnaHackett
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