Legend of the Lemurians
The population of the red planet Catharsis, on the outskirts of the Andromeda Galaxy, is exceedingly beautiful. But Catharsians harbor a terrible secret: they have to share the planet with another race, which they call the Uglies, although the Uglies themselves prefer to be called Lemurians. Alas, no one on Catharsis cares what the Uglies prefer. Being ugly is considered a contagious disease, and the Uglies are herded into a special reservation called Camp Ugly, where they live out their drudgery behind an electric fence. But the Uglies don't seem to fret as they raise their young, guard the planet's Crystalline Engine, and sing their heart-stopping songs to the Goddess of All, Mother Mu. And so, both races co-exist without much interaction, until the ultimate disaster strikes.
Morf is a seventeen-year-old Ugly who finds himself in the middle of it all. He is thrust fatefully into the leadership position when no one else can fill its shoes.
Will the catastrophe bring to light everyone's true beauty and true ugliness?
Will planet Catharsis survive?
What destiny lies in store for the Uglies?
We are about to find out...
This is book 1 of the Earth Keepers Chronicles, a new series of visionary/metaphysical novelettes.
Coming in 2013!
LEMURIAN CRYSTAL (Earth Keepers Chronicle 2) - ebook release 2013
ATLANTIS (Earth Keepers Chronicle 3) - ebook release 2013
Earth Keepers Chronicles: ORIGINS - ebook & paperback release 2013
Category: YA, visionary/metaphysical, fantasy/scifi. 15.5K words/44 pages with bonus.
Also by Lada Ray
For readers of all ages, early teen through adult:
New release! A mystical & powerful experience you don't want to miss!
THE EARTH SHIFTER, a prophetic YA fantasy/thriller
Accidental Spy Series
Some conspiracies are hidden in small towns with perfect facades... STEPFORD, USA (Accidental Spy Small Town Adventure)
GOLD TRAIN (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure), Jade Snow, sexy journalist turned spy extraordinaire, must make the impossible choice between her worst friends and best enemies!
Book 3: DRAGON GATE (Asia Adventure) is next. See official author website, LadaRay.com, for progress and release details!
Also read Green Desert (riveting Iraq prequel novelette) - The Butterfly Effect with a twist.