Explosive new novel on ramifications of space colonization

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Bestselling author Penny de Byl returns with second book in sci-fi trilogy

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Futuristic parable that examines the possibilities and perils of space colonization, religious zealotry, scientific advancement and what could happen when these forces collide

Bestselling author Penny de Byl returns to the world of science fiction with “The Chaldean Legacy” (published by Xlibris). Action packed and brilliantly orchestrated, this second book in “The Disciples of Cassini” trilogy envisions a world teetering in between a new age of unprecedented advancement and inter-galactic cataclysm.

The gruesome discovery of a drowned body in a space station sewerage vat sets the tense, claustrophobic atmosphere of “The Chaldean Legacy.” At the center of it all is Special Agent Zoe Moore who leads a team of investigators tasked with cracking the case. In the midst of a bustling space tourism trade, Zoe soon discovers a series of unexplained near-death suffocations. Circumstantial evidence points to four young delegates of a seemingly passive religious order, motivated to populate the galaxy. What started off as a possible murder case quickly unfurls to a space saga of near-apocalyptic dimensions as Zoe and her team struggles to fight for the truth and for their very lives.

Moving to a breathtaking crescendo of suspense, “The Chaldean Legacy” is a futuristic parable that examines the possibilities and perils of space colonization, religious zealotry, scientific advancement and what could happen when these forces collide.

“The Chaldean Legacy”
By Penny de Byl
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 362 pages | ISBN 9781499050981
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 362 pages | ISBN 9781499050998
E-Book | 362 pages | ISBN 9781499050974
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Penny de Byl is a professor of computer game design and development, artificial intelligence, animation and educational technology. She has been awarded numerous awards for teaching and research throughout her twenty-year career. She has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and computer game character programming.

To date, de Byl has written five books, including the best-selling “Holistic Game Development and Artificial Life Possibilities: A Star Trek Perspective.” “The Chaldean Legacy” is the sequel to “Lost Souls,” a work of fiction combining de Byl’s expertise in computer science and technology with her love of crime mysteries and police procedurals.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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