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Strangers in the Gale: Children of the Three Suns, Book 1 (Children of the Three Suns)

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An unconscious girl found on a clump of floating kelp radically complicates Bernardo's life. By all accounts, Ondas is supposed to be uninhabited. Why is the League government hiding the existence of the seafarers? In his quest for answers, the young biologist becomes entangled in a broader conflict that is about to take a recently colonized world to war. Bernardo is swept ...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published January 27th 2012 by Createspace (first published January 2nd 2012)
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Leigh (Little Book Star)
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Craving for adventure? Looking for a little bit of romance? Yup this book has it.When I received Strangers in the Gale, the first thing I had in mind was “woah, it’s quite lengthy”. But I’m glad it is because it’s the right length for this story. Also it is not what I normally read but I’m glad I gave it a chance! It is out of this world! It’s just amazing! I’m so glad I did not let the opportunity pass to review this book. I kept the pace of reading 50 pages a d
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William Blackwell
An ambitious novel, Strangers in the Gale tackles some important issues with competence and skill.

Bernardo, a young Uduani biologist, has his life turn upside down while on a colonizing mission in Ondas, a supposedly uninhabited planet. He discovers an unconscious young girl and begins to question The League's colonization methods. He learns that as part of the colonization, The League has used lethal force to subdue and murder inhabitants of distant planets, including viral agents.

One of the co
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Scott
Strangers in the Gale was inspired by author Joe Occhipinti's time living among the indigenous tribes of the Andes Mountains. The theme of the book reflects the respect he gained for a people living life the way that they have forever without the interference of larger more technological peoples.

The book takes place on a planet that is largely covered with oceans and often has storms that make what happens on Earth seem like a gentle spring rain. Bernardo is a League scientist who is traveling
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Alessandra
Loved It! I couldn't put this book down for a second. It had beauty, violence, war, romance, suspense, and adventure. It was full of unexpected twist and turns -the characters were real and believable, their emotions palpable. I was captivated by the way the people and the cultures were represented. The plot is basically about the brutal history of a set of people in their quest to colonize other planets; it tells about the experience of people struggling against the conquering, subjugation, and ...more
Esmeralda
This was a free copy given to me by Firstreads.Thank you. THIS BOOK IS EPIC!!I enjoyed every chapter. there are no words to descibe the feeling when reading this book. Hell yeah i am reading the series.
Henry Simpson
This is an intelligent tale by a thoughtful author with something important to say. It is a science fiction adventure in the same sense that Gulliver’s visit to Lilliput is about tiny people. Both stories can be appreciated as entertainment and as allegories that invite the reader to draw comparisons with the real world they live in.

In sci-fi stories involving human interaction with alien life, the alien often eats the human for lunch. Occasionally humans are the heavies and aliens victims. Thi
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Kristine
I had a time trying to figure out what was going on in the first three chapters like who the girl was what the girl was and what was going on. Then in chapter four I started to understand I couldnt put the book down. Thank you for letting me read your book.
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Joe raises his son, writes fiction, blogs and teaches courses for the Wellness and Healing Arts Certificate Program at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts. He manages two blogs The Wonders of Nature and AwareScape, and is currently working on a science fiction trilogy called “Children of the Three Suns.” The first book, “Strangers in the Gale,” was a 2013 semi-finalist in Amazon’s Break ...more
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