A NovelBook - 2014
At the dawn of time, there were 13 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now only 12 remain....
Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can't solve for 'x' to save her life--so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.
When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens--including its beloved Guardian--Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House's new leader. But, a true Cancrian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.
Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus--the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend--has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho--along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard--must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.
But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?
Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC , the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.
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A universe where the planets are reflected in Zodiac signs, as well as the people, lies a daring story of adventure, justice, and leadership. Sixteen year old Rhoma Grace was just an normal Cancerian girl trying to pass her exam on reading the stars. She foresaw an omen that predicated the ruin of her planet, and no one else did, Rho became worried about the state of the universe. She eventually discovered the entity behind the various attacks that were happening on the other planets and Cancer was Ochus, Guardian of the 13th house. She sets off on a journey with Hysan, a diplomat for Libra, and Mathias, a Lodestar for Cancer, to warn the other planets about the danger that they are all in. At first, none of the Guardians believe her. In fact, hardly anyone believes in Ochus, who is deemed a children's tale. But when the planets Virgo, Cancer, and Gemini, are attacked, finally the Guardians band together to defeat the enemy. But is who they are attacking the right person? Or is it someone else entirely? Read to find out.
Seriously. Read it.