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The Avalon Job (novel) - Hollow Moon #4
Steph Bennion

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Coming sometime in 2020...

Ravana O'Brien is confronted by her past in more ways than one. None particularly welcome.  Secret agent Kedesh is back on the scene, seeking recruits for a mission to Alpha Centauri. Artorius, the young boy taken by the authorities after they saved him from the clutches of the Dhusarian Church, has been traced to a shadowy American base on the moon of Avalon. Another ancient alien portal has been found, a mysterious machine that can twist space-time. A rumour of hidden gold is sowing confusion.

Avalon is no ordinary world, for the Avalon Broadcasting Corporation rules the roost. The moon hosts epic holovid events, not least the vicious celebrity show Gods of Avalon, a game based on the legends of King Arthur where players fight to survive against cyberclone beasts. Infiltrating the secret base means getting past the game arenas, but Ravana cannot trust the slippery Kedesh and has enemies old and new out to see her fail. The rejuvenated Priest Taranis, now with the might of the Federation at his disposal, is pulling the strings. He has a new chosen one, a man called The Raven who seeks Ravana's doom. Artorius is the key to those who want the alien portal open. Not all interested parties are human...

(To be published 2020; approx. 140,000 words. [details])

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Chapter One (extract)

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~ T H E - W O R L D S - O F - H O L L O W - M O O N ~

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Prequels Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Main Sequence Intro Anthology

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The scheming Priest Taranis has a new champion of prophecy...

-->"You must be Uttar," Ravana replied coolly. "Taranis’ new chosen one."
-->"There was no other," he retorted. "I’m aware of your past exploits. You are an anomaly, Ravana O’Brien. The so-called demon king of prophecy, led astray by unbelievers, an unholy she-devil who conversed with the greys. The thief of the holy Isa-Sastra who turned on our guide of guides. You meddled on Falsafah and here you are again!"
-->"Life has been interesting," she admitted. "And mostly not my fault."

And much, much more!

CHAPTER TITLES: Prologue: The mountain and the mammoth / An unexpected reunion / Almost famous / Ghosts in the machine / The halls of Valhalla / Fright knight at the Round Table / The god, the bad and the ugly / Monsters, murder and mystery / Between a rock and a hard place / Games without frontiers / The wonderful wizard of odd / The boy who would be king / Battle Royale / Rime of the ancient watchers / Parting of the ways.

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Star system charts from The Avalon Job

“On the other hand, Alpha Centauri is the one system where we haven’t made loads of enemies!” Ostara said brightly. “It’s a long way from Taranis and his Federation.”

[The Avalon Job, Chapter One: An unexpected reunion.]

Alpha Centauri   Barnard's Star
     
Solar System  

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THE WORLDS OF HOLLOW MOON came about through my love of space opera and science fiction. I enjoyed writing these books so much that more are sure to follow!

> The Worlds Of Hollow Moon overview.
> Hollow Moon (novel) book page.
> Paw-Prints Of The Gods (novel) book page.
> City Of Deceit (novel) book page.
> To Dance Amongst The Stars (prequel short stories) book page.
> Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf (main-sequence short stories) book page.
> Three Tales For Christmas (free introductory anthology) book page.

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