The private independent publisher has republished the 2nd book in the SF/vampire series Children of The Dragon by Theresa M. Moore in its 3rd Revised Edition.
"To Taste The Dragon's Blood" is book 2 in the series Children of The Dragon; a chronicle of the Xosan, living vampires from the planet Antellus who were once human but were transformed by a dragon's blood. The novel is a blend of science fiction, hard science, adventure and vampire romance which has been updated for technology and slightly expanded. Set in the year 2069, it follows the adventures of Jonathan Kraine, a well-known explorer and acrchaeologist whose accidental discovery of an alien ruin buried beneath the surface of the red planet launches an adventure of thrilling mystery, conspiracy and the revelation that we are not alone in the universe. The plot centers around the discovery of an alien called Andru sealed in a sleep canister, who is subsequently revived on the moon with Jonathan Kraine after the survey team's ship suffers a series of unexplained malfunctions which kill the other astronauts. Through their adventures together the answers to the mystery are revealed and the fight to save the space program begins.
The novel is based on a short story written by the author in 1986 from an idea suggested by the film "Capricorn One" a cult classic released in 1978. "I wanted to explore several different conspiracy theories about Mars which had cropped up during the early 80's and 90's," said the author. "I followed many of the scientific theories and popular pseudoscience with great interest, from the 'face on Mars' debate to the idea of alien visitations in prehistoric times, to the discovery of microbes in the meteor from Mars and the debate over whether we should even try to support a program to put a man on Mars on the first place. With the short story as its base I felt I had the beginning of a prequel of a sort to the events in 'Destiny's Forge', in which I wrote that one of the characters came from the Mars colonies. I had also seen 'Hangar 18', a great story about conspiracy and intrigue surrounding the discovery of an alien spaceship, so I felt that mine was an ideal story to include in the series."
The book was originally published in 2007. After a change of printing sources it was published again in 2009 and issued in ebook format. 2010 marks the publication of the 3rd and final edition, which is on sale now and available in print and ebook formats from the Antellus web site and other online booksellers. There are no plans to reissue the book after this year.
About the author: Theresa M. Moore has been an avid reader and writer of science fantasy adventure since 1966. She also writes about history, mythology and science, and has a skeptical interest in pseudoscience. She has published 11 books to date, with a 12th in progress.
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