Science Fiction Novel Takes Readers through The Crystal Labyrinth

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Author skillfully weaves an intricate web of fantasy, mystery, suspense, action and adventure into a riveting sci-fi tale

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Science aficionados are in for the ride of their lives as author Michael Trotta takes them through The Crystal Labyrinth. This epic saga will allow them to enter another world where a new breed of superheroes rises to fulfill the destiny bestowed upon them.

All is peaceful on the lush planet Sunderworld when a cloister of Shaolin-like monks adopts six enigmatic infants found abandoned within an exotic metallic saucer. Dubbed ‘The Earthlings’ after a mythological fable of orphaned superheroes, these untiring babies possess unheralded strength and speed, and foster uncanny sensory advantages. Local planetary physics afford these bolstered attributes exclusively to alien earthlings, yet they sometimes prove to be a hindrance.

As four maturing earthlings fulfill a noble quest to a Dark Continent of invading gargoyles, three deviant earthlings mysteriously surface, tempting their remaining counterparts while terrorizing their enchanted world of princesses and shimmering glass castles and palaces. Will the orphaned earthlings live up to the fabled superheroes they were named for and return peace to Sunderworld? Readers will find themselves riveted from beginning to end as they unravel the answer in The Crystal Labyrinth.

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About the Author
Michael Trotta is the author of three science fiction novels and several short stories. Born in the Bronx and raised in Westchester County, he is a graduate of Saint John’s University’s College of Pharmacy. A lifetime student of science, history and film, he currently enjoys exploring the splendor of his native Hudson Valley with his wife Joanne.

The Crystal Labyrinth * by Michael Trotta
Publication Date: October 18, 2011
Trade Paperback; $18.99; 574 pages; 978-1-4628-6917-6
Trade Hardback; $26.99; 574 pages; 978-1-4628-6918-3
eBook; $1.00; 978-1-4628-6919-0

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