Plunged unsuspectingly through a gateway into a parallel dimension, the brothers find themselves stranded amongst the ruins of the devastated metropolis of Spartanica, which was inexplicably wiped out by cataclysmic events that laid waste to the entire planet of Sapertys.
So begins a fantasy narrative detailing a vast civilization complete with its own alphabet, numbering system, and scientific curiosities so fascinating that young readers can’t help but dig into a world created to peak their interests and stretch their minds.
That’s exactly what Powers Molinar achieves with “Spartanica,” the first installment in “The Survivors of Sapertys” series. In a recent interview with Pacific Book Review, for instance, Powers details the Sapertyn solution to alternative energy. “I didn’t think I could get away with the inhabitants of Sapertys using electricity as we do on Earth. The other major energy component in nature is magnetism,” Molinar explains. “I thought it would be interesting and believable to have Sapertys powered by highly amplified magnetism generated in the planet’s core. I expected at least one of the beta readers would challenge me on it but they loved and bought into the concept, especially the irogen (instead of iron) planet core. In keeping with the Atlantean language (spoken on Sapertys) being different than English, ‘magnetism’
In addition to writing enthralling and unpredictable science fiction, Powers Molinar has a personal commitment to stimulating young minds. “Every kid has the potential to be exceptional and it pains me when the promise in a kid goes undeveloped. I see it all the time,” says the author. “Reading and writing are basic talents needed throughout life. If you can become strong in those two skills, the world can offer you so much more, and vice versa.”
He tells his own kids that life is about the options you create and the choices you make. “My hope is that Spartanica is fun and engaging enough to motivate kids to want to read and write more and, in doing so, tap into the possibilities that lie within.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Powers Molinar manages multi-million dollar computer projects during the day and reads and writes sci-fi adventure novels at night. When not writing, he enjoys playing board games like Settlers of Catan, Agricola, and Pandemic as well as classic and new video games with his family.
Author: Powers Molinar
Publisher: Sapertys Enterprises Inc.
Pages: 338, Paperback/Kindle/
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure/
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