HEAVEN'S SHADOW & HEAVEN'S WAR: LAUNCH + EXTRACTS
11 July 2012
By Rosanna Boscawen
This month we're really excited to be publishing the paperback of HEAVEN'S SHADOW and the hardback of HEAVEN'S WAR by DAVID S. GOYER and MICHAEL CASSUTT. Scroll down to find out what they're all about. We've thrown in an extract from each of them, too, so have a read and let us know what you think.
THEY WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO CLAIM IT AS THEIR OWN
In 2016 a pair of amateur astronomers spot an unidentified object – an object one hundred kilometres across and heading towards Earth. As it approaches, NASA and the Russian-Indian-Brazilian Coalition race to land vehicles on the unexplored surface. With power, money and politics behind each mission, both crews have orders to stop at nothing to get there first.
Zack Stewart, NASA’s team leader, is determined to succeed. But as they’re about to land, violent explosions from the meteorite’s surface propel it directly into Earth’s orbit. Analysis shows the explosions were timed and deliberate – but by whom and why? As the world holds its breath, Zack makes a discovery that will change the course of humanity... forever.
THEIR FIRST CHALLENGE IS TO SURVIVE
When an unidentified object is spotted hurtling towards Earth, two rival teams race to claim it. But the affectionately-named Keanu conceals astonishing and dangerous secrets. Instead of barren rock, astronauts discover a giant ship with an extra-terrestrial crew. A ship that had headed to Earth with a mission and a message: Help Us. A brave new frontier beckons, but we are about to learn that it comes with a price.
Without warning or explanation, small groups of humans are transported from the competing scientific communities of Houston and Bangalore to the vast interior habitats of Keanu. Their first task is to stay alive. Their second, to explore the potential of their strange new home and locate their keepers. But most significantly of all, as the ship starts to break down around them, they must figure out why they were brought here and forge a path home.