RAE KNIGHTLY

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BREAKING NEWS

November 9, 2022:

"The Lost Space Treasure - A Novella" publishes in ebook, Kindle and paperback format.

 
 
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EXOSTAR

 

A LEGENDARY SPACE TREASURE - SHE IS THE KEY. WHO WILL GET TO HER FIRST?

Twelve-year-old Trinket doesn’t know who she is or what she is. A piece of scrap. That’s what the townsfolk on the brigand planet, Kepra-2, call her. With her prosthetic leg and the curious blue lines under the skin of her hands, Trinket is afraid they might be right. Whether a sophisticated android or a mortal being, Trinket knows that her existence depends on getting off-world before the cruel invaders of her planet, the Remnants, send her to slave in the mines - or worse – recycle her in the scrap yard.

But when the Remnant Supreme Leader learns of Trinket’s existence, it sends a tremor through the alien civilizations of the Magnus Star Cluster. Could it be true? Could Trinket be the key to The Lost Space Treasure?

The hunt is on. Whoever gets the key, gets the Treasure.

 

 
 
 
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THE LOST SPACE TREASURE -

A NOVELLA

 

DISCOVER THE SPACE LEGEND…

 

Every child in the Interstellar Alliance has heard the legend of The Lost Space Treasure: a hoard of exquisite gems rumored to be floating out in space, stashed away in a mysterious spaceship. Only the Exostar – the biggest, most beautiful diamond in the known galaxy – is proof of the treasure’s existence.

A visit to Exhibitus Museum, where the Exostar is kept, is a mandatory trip for all school-aged students of the Alliance. But when the Exostar is stolen right before their eyes, a frantic and greedy hunt ensues, threatening to throw the Alliance into interplanetary war.

Who are the mysterious thieves? And who will find the Exostar?

 

 
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THE KNOWLEDGE SEEKER

 

I NEVER ASKED TO BE THE SOLE BEARER OF THE ENTIRE KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR CIVILIZATION.

Yet, here I am, barely sixteen-years-old, and it has fallen upon my shoulders to save what remains of humanity from a second Dark Ages.

 

Your civilization is gone now, lost six hundred years ago in cataclysmic wars brought on by climate change. Your virtual information vanished along with electricity. Only your ancient printed books remain, and they have been scanned into a memory device hanging around my neck, to which only I have access.

 

For Knowledge is power, and the dreaded Wraith Lord knows this. He would keep the Knowledge for himself. He would hunt me down and force me to give it up, submitting humanity to infinite darkness and servitude.

 

Knowledge must belong to all, or to none. I must find a way to spread Knowledge back to the world, or die trying.

What readers have said:

 "In our current age of almost anti-science, denial, and misinformation, this is an extremely important book for young readers to learn and appreciate knowledge in all its forms." (READER'S FAVORITE) 

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"The main character is intelligent and a very positive role model. I don't usually like 'dystopian' stories but this has some great ideas and warnings about our future. I highly recommend this book." (BookBub reviewer) * * * * *

"This book is going to be worth its weight in gold." (Goodreads reviewer) * * * * *

"Excellent Adventure -- A Marvelous Journey." (Amazon reviewer) 

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THE ALIEN SKILL SERIES

BEN ARCHER WITNESSES THE FALL OF UFOs. NOW EVERYONE IS AFTER HIM.

“The thing is, it wasn’t meteors that fell into the woods that night. It was alien spacecraft.”

 

The destinies of a twelve-year-old boy and alien man become inextricably linked as they go on the run from government agents and a shapeshifting enemy.

 

However, one question hovers above their unlikely friendship: why did the aliens come to Earth in the first place?

What readers have said:

 "An exciting science fiction adventure that has aliens, action, and suspense, creating a fast-paced plot in an addictive read." (READER'S FAVORITE) 

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"A thrilling fantasy adventure middle grade and younger YA will live." (The Wishing Shelf Book Awards) * * * * *

"Great plot that definitely keeps the imagination and action going." (Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges' Comments) * * * * *

"Ben Archer and the World Beyond sings with hope and beats with adventure." (Sonia Garrett, Author of Maddie Makes a Movie) * * * * *

"An Unforgettable Galactic Adventure!" (Giselle Schneider, Author of Wand Upon a Time) * * * * *

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"An extremely timely message for today's readers." (Amazon reviewer) 

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BEN ARCHER AND THE COSMIC FALL

BOOK 1

BEN ARCHER WITNESSES THE FALL OF UFOs. NOW EVERYONE IS AFTER HIM.

Twelve-year-old Ben Archer’s life is turned upside-down when UFOs crash near his grandfather’s house. And when a dying extraterrestrial entrusts him with a superpower, he is catapulted into hair-rising adventures across land, ocean and space.

 

Now everyone is after him. The government considers him a cumbersome witness to The Cosmic Fall, a deadly shapeshifter wants his ability, and Ben finds himself in a race against time to unravel the secrets of his new-found power before they catch him.

 

With no choice but to flee, Ben joins forces with the sole survivor of the crash – an alien man called Mesmo. And while the destinies of boy and alien become inextricably linked, one question hovers above their unlikely friendship: why did the aliens come to Earth in the first place?

What readers have said:

 

"One of the most amazing series I've ever read!" * * * * *

"Solid aliens-crash-to-earth tale." (Amazon reviewer) * * * * *

"The entire series is absolutely fantastic!" (Amazon reviewer) 

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"Wouldn’t I just love to have the skill!" (Goodreads reviewer)

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"Great new series for young and old alike!" (Amazon reviewer) 

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"Fun, suspenseful, and you have to love the characters!" (Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer) * * * * *

 

"This series will be around for years." (Amazon reviewer) * * * * *

 

 
 
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BEN ARCHER AND THE ALIEN SKILL

BOOK 2

ALIEN OR HUMAN?

Government agents continue to search for a boy, Ben Archer, and his alien friend, Mesmo.

In spite of the constant fear of being caught, the undercover life they create for themselves along the Rocky Mountains could almost be called pleasant. Ben loves his new school and makes friends with a girl called Kimi.

 

But while Kimi struggles with family issues, Ben is fighting his own inner demons. The alien ability is taking hold of him, making him terribly sick. Is his body rejecting the skill? How can he ever come to terms with what he is becoming–something that is neither human nor alien? A freak…

 

When tragedy strikes, Ben realizes he must come to terms with his true self, even if it means giving in to the ability that is killing him.

What readers have said:

 

"The series just keeps getting better and better." 

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”Full of Awesome Adventure and Emotion!” (Amazon reviewer) 

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”This series will be around for years” (Amazon reviewer)  * * * * *

”Wouldn’t I just love to have the skill! …a great rush, that kept me on my toes throughout the book.” (Goodreads reviewer)  * * * * *

”You might want a box of tissues for some scenes.” (Goodreads reviewer)  * * * * *

”I cried. I shouted. I threw the book. When you read it, you will know exactly which part I’m talking about.” (Bookerina.com)  * * * * *

 

 
 
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BEN ARCHER AND THE

MOON PARADOX

BOOK 3

BEN'S FATE LIES IN THE ALIEN'S HANDS.

An emotionally shaken Ben Archer finds himself at Bob M.’s doorstep. But who is this man who is sheltering him from government agents, and what secret is he holding?

 

Much bigger questions must be solved, however, as the aliens’ time on Earth is rapidly drawing to a close. Can Ben save his alien friend from the claws of unscrupulous enemies in time to send him on his way home?


In this third instalment of The Alien Skill Series, true intentions are divulged, friends and foes are revealed and Ben’s future, as well as that of the human race, fall in the aliens’ hands.

What readers have said:

 

"The reveals are monumental." * * * * *

"A superb conclusion." (Amazon reviewer) * * * * *

"Riveting series!" (Amazon reviewer) * * * * *

"Best book ever!" (Amazon reviewer) * * * * *

"The worst thing about the book is that it ended." (Amazon reviewer) 

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BEN ARCHER AND THE WORLD BEYOND

BOOK 4

A MESSAGE FROM THE WORLD BEYOND.

Thirteen-year-old Ben Archer has accepted a mind-boggling challenge: to use his alien skill to restore the balance between humans and the rest of the living world. But after a near brush with death in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things only get worse when his power attracts the attention of Jeremy Michaels, a reporter from the Provincial Times.

 

At first, slipping away to a small coastal town for a summer camp seems like a good idea, but Ben's hopes of a discreet vacation come to an abrupt end when an unprecedented event rocks the town, leaving him with a nail-biting dilemma.

Will he reveal himself or not?

What readers have said:

 

"I'm spellbound... best in series to date." * * * * *

"Hooks the reader in and pulls them along to the end of the book." (Whistler Independent Book Awards finalist judge and author of Dragon Assassin, Arthur Slade)

“It hits the mark as a middle-grade novel [...]. Ben Archer is a sympathetic main character with a clear and interesting quest.” (Whistler Independent Book Awards finalist judge and author of Slug Days, Sara Leach)
"Great plot that definitely keeps the imagination and action going." (Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges' Comments)

"Ben Archer and the World Beyond sings with hope and beats with adventure." (Sonia Garrett, Author of Maddie Makes a Movie) 

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"An extremely timely message for today's readers." (Amazon reviewer) * * * * *

 

 
 
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BEN ARCHER AND THE STAR RIDER

BOOK 5

BEN IS KIDNAPPED.

Thirteen-year-old Ben Archer has decided to reveal his alien powers to the media. Not because he wants to, but because he thinks it will help him get his message out to the world. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned when the media portrays his skill like a circus sideshow.

 

And not all eyes that are watching are friendly...

 

When Ben is kidnapped, Mesmo spares no effort to find him. He thinks the rebellious Wise Ones and mysterious UFO sightings may have something to do with Ben’s disappearance. But when he goes to investigate, he uncovers an earth-shattering threat instead - one that could cost him his life.

 

What readers have said:

 

"Filled with suspense, anguish, and deep, committed love. It’s the most intense chapter of Ben and Mesmo’s journeys yet." (Book Review Gal) * * * * *

"A truly seat-gripping, heart-pounding adventure with a cliffhanger that will have you begging for the next book." (Goodreads reviewer) 

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"That cliffhanger... WOW!!!!" (Goodreads reviewer) * * * * *

"Perfect for adults and children, simply the entire family." (Amazon reviewer) * * * * *

 

 
 
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BEN ARCHER AND THE TOREQ SON

BOOK 6

CAN A HUMAN BOY SAVE EARTH FROM AN ALIEN INVASION?


Things are looking dire for Ben Archer.

 

From his jail cell on an alien warship Ben watches, helpless, as the Toreq blast the Earth with droughts, floods and hurricanes. Ben‘s hopes of bringing balance back to the natural world are in shambles. His enemies accuse him of having misused his alien power and are only too happy to make him the scapegoat for humanity‘s wrongdoings.

 

Only Mesmo could convince his people to stand down. But Mesmo has disappeared and Ben fears the worst.

 

What can a thirteen-year-old-human boy do to save Earth? Can he regain his freedom and stop General Zoltar from executing his deep, dark secret – one that could doom them all?
 

What readers have said:

 

”Full of Awesome Adventure and Emotion!” (Amazon reviewer) 

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"Riveting!" (Amazon reviewer) * * * * *

"Breathtaking!" (Goodreads reviewer) * * * * *

"The best sci-fi series I’ve ever read."  (Goodreads reviewer)

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"My favorite young adult Sci-fi fantasy series."  (Goodreads reviewer) 

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"You can't help but think, "Oh, this can't end well!" yet it does."  (Goodreads reviewer) * * * * *

"An adventure into the stars! What is better than that?! Well, aliens, of course... and a huge epic battle to save earth. Lol! This must be the best book in the entire series. It had me glued to my seat for hours." (Goodreads reviewer) * * * * *

"A mind-blowing experience! Aliens, spaceships, war, deceit, family. All lays in the balance in this final book, and it is up to Ben Archer to figure out what to do to save Earth and the Toreq."  (Goodreads reviewer) * * * * *

"An Unforgettable Galactic Adventure!"  (Goodreads reviewer) 

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"Outstanding!" (Goodreads reviewer) * * * * *

 

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