In The Eye of Icarus, Will Saris graduates from the Space Fleet Academy. At eighteen,, he has his own ideas about how the Fleet should fight the alien alliance. Unfortunately for Will, sometimes there’s a reason that things are the way they are.
Will’s life with his new crew becomes complicated when they are attacked early and often by mercenaries and forces from the alien King Tenemon. His interest in a mythical crystal, The Eye of Icarus, that foretells future events leads him and a new mentor, Jack, to the king’s castle in search of the location of an invasion force and the crystal – if it exists at all. Once inside the prison, he and Jack rescue one of several Seers in captivity. Will and the young Seer Shanna don’t see eye to eye at first until they realize they come from the same race of shape-shifters. Their reckless abandon leads to a series of exciting events, both good and bad, as they attempt to steal the crystal from Tenemon.
Michael has attended over one hundred conventions across the country as a guest panelist and twice at the Library of Congress as their guest speaker. After his successful Fractured Time Trilogy and Space Frontiers Series, he delved into the horror genre briefly with his Night Creeps Series (Night Creeps 1 and 2) before returning to his sci-fi roots with the Pain Series, beginning with Princess Pain. Queen of Pain, book two of the series is due out in early summer from AZ Publishing. While a third book in the series is likely, Reign of Pain, Michael currently is working on a new series with the opening novel titled Space Truckers. This story is actually adapted in reverse from a recent script he wrote that has garnered much attention from motion picture producers. Additional information can be found on his website at www.fracturedtime.com.
In addition to novels, Michael has adapted or written seven scripts which he is actively marketing. A life-long resident of the Philadelphia area, he served twenty-two years in the Air Force/Air National Guard as a weapons crew chief and over twenty eight years as an applications/field engineer and a nuclear controls technician in a local power plant, both careers feeding heavily into his creativity. “In many ways, working in a nuclear plant is like being on a spaceship,” he explains.