Daughter of Orion

      Alfred D. Byrd

Daughter of Orion

A refugee from a doomed planet, Mira must learn to be Belle, a normal earth-girl -- or as normal a girl as she can be with powers of body and of mind that she develops as she grows into her teens. As she deals with her life's strangeness, she must learn how to obey three commands given her: "Remember the Homeworld, perpetuate the People,and save the Earth."A refugee from a doomed planet, Mira must learn to be Belle, a normal earth-girl -- or as normal a girl as she can be with powers of body and of mind that she develops as she grows into her teens. It hardly helps things that her ex-military adoptive father sends her on missions against the very nation that he served.As she deals with her life's strangeness, she must find scattered survivors of her lost world and learn how to obey three commands given her by a doomed king the night before his world would end: "Remember the Homeworld, perpetuate the People, and save the Earth." Ever more, she comes to fear that saving the Earth may mean destroying it!An homage to all of the tales of children of lost worlds who become superheros -- or villains -- on the earth.Cover composed by Helen E. Davis
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    Wesle's Tale

      Alfred D. Byrd

Wesle's Tale

An epic of UFO's in Anglo-Saxon times. Wesle the Weakling, a hapless herdsman watching the woman he loves about to become a warrior's wife, seizes a chance for change when star-men come in a shining shield-ship to carry out a cattle-raid. Roswell meets Beowulf? Also contains the short poem, "The Gold's Dragon."Cover composed by Helen E. DavisMichael came from old money, but when he married Rita, his parents disapproved and cut him off from the family wealth. With his beautiful wife and their three children, Michael never regrets what he lost -- until Rita is diagnosed with breast cancer and he doesn’t have the health insurance to cover her care. Michael hatches a desperate plan to fund Rita’s life-saving treatments and exact revenge against his family.
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    Egypt's Light

      Alfred D. Byrd

Egypt's Light

Relive the mystery and the magic of Ancient Egypt. Witness the creation of the Gift of the Nile amid the primeval waters and the struggle of the gods to bring kingship to the land. Follow the triumphs and the tragedies of Pharaohs, priests, and people as they built wonders that dazzle us today -- wonders of which only ruins remain. Relive a life that will dazzle the world as long as humans endure.Ancient Egypt lives again in simple, but powerful verse that tells the story of a mysterious, magical civilization from the legends of its gods, through the triumphs of its Pharaohs, to its fading into history. Here, in clear, compelling form, is a taste of all that has made the Gift of the Nile great -- the death and rebirth of Osiris, the epic struggle of Seth and Horus, the raising of the pyramids, the glory and heartbreak of the female king Hatshepsut, the strange life of the king who rebelled against the gods, and much, much more. Amid the tales of gods and of Pharaohs are pictures of the lives of priests and farmers, and a journey through the world of the dead. Simple enough for a child making one's first acquaintance with Ancient Egypt, this work has something to offer even one who has studied Ancient Egypt for a lifetime. Relive the wonder that was Ancient Egypt!
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