Starlit: Zantium Wars Book 2

Family can be a real battle.
Estellar Starlit is the black sheep in her family of hyper-speed assassins.
All she wants is to explore the universe with her quantum magician boyfriend, Starburn.

But fate has other plans as she is thrown into a dangerous game of power and betrayal in the asteroid city of Zantium.

Even for a reluctant super soldier, Estellar’s battles will challenge everything she knows about herself and her family. 
The second book in this action-packed YA sci-fi series is perfect for fans who like the fun of Aurora Rising and the serious world-building of Dune. 

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Benjamin (or Ben) lives in a little town an hour from Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife and three kids.

Ben has a deep affinity with science fiction. His grandfather was a chemical engineer and World War Two veteran who installed in Ben a fascination with science and history.

From a young age, Ben voraciously read wonderful writers such as: J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula K. LeGuin, Frank Herbert, Margaret Mahy (who kindly wrote back to his fan mail), Raymond E. Feist, and many others.

His favorite hobbies include reading and hanging out with his kids, surfing, and kitesurfing. With all the recent incredible advances in space exploration, Ben hopes that one day he will live to see huge solar sails (or kites) in space. If this doesn’t happen soon, he will be compelled to write about it.

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The Characters

Starburn is an orphan training to be a quantum magician. He currently lives in the asteroid city of Zantium. We can't really talk more about him unless you read the books.

Estellar is a quirky assassin half-heartedly doing jobs for her family. Her father is one of the Ten councilors who rule Zantium.

Aurum Junn is a gunfighter who loves a girl of a different species. He lives in the Frontier Asteroids where he farms and keeps to himself, except for when someone calls him out.

Little Moon lives on the cracked stardust of a moon-sized whale. She is the daughter of a tribe chief.