Seed of Harmony

Harmonic Empire Book 1

by C. Arthur Shuey

Seed of Harmony - C. Arthur Shuey
Editions:Paperback - Paperback Edition: $ 14.97
ISBN: 978-0-9988456-0-9
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 400
Kindle - Kindle Edition: $ 3.25
ISBN: 978-0-9988456-0-9
Size: 9.00 x 6.00 in
Pages: 400

A powerful Galactic Empire—devastated by a mysterious plague—lost in antiquity. Terran Colonists—fleeing an Earth void of life and pursued by a hostile alien aggressor. Two young men--Terran Explorers and their psychically bonded, genetically enhanced Panther teammates, are marooned together on an unexplored planet when their ship is attacked. Injured and cut off from any hope of rescue, Jar'ek must save his friend and shipmate, Kallehn from imminent death. The Ranger team will need to use every bit of knowledge and skill they possess if they want to survive.

Unknown to the Ranger Team, this Planet is not as uninhabited as their surveys had indicated. Something else is there…. Something old beyond counting—watching—waiting—judging them. When Jar'ek and his team set foot on Jaden-325-4, they set into motion a future they know nothing about—yet may shake the very foundations of civilization.
This book is recommended for Sci-Fi enthusiasts 14 to 99.

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Pairings: MM
Heat Level: 2
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay, Questioning
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 3 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Alpha Character, Badass Hero, Coming of Age, Coming Out / Closeted, Famous / Royalty in Disguise, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Find Love and Come Out, First Time, Forbidden Love, Friends to Lovers, Gay for You / Straight to Gay, Hurt / Comfort, In Uniform, Lost Heir, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Office / Workplace Romance, Out for You, Passing as Straight, Rescue, Reunited and it Feels So Good, Second Chances, True Love
Word Count: 80000
Setting: Interplanetary Space / Colonies
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Reviews:Dan on Amazon Kindle wrote:

I really enjoyed reading this book. The story and characters are wonderfully constructed. The editing is excellent, with no errors to distract the reader.the plot moves quickly without overburdened development, but sufficient explanation to satisfy. I really enjoy how the interpersonal relationships are explored so casually without being forced. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

Michael O. Byrd on Amazon Kindle wrote:

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the story and characters, and I'm very excited to see what happens next. What I really enjoyed, were gay lead characters who did NOT have pornographic sex scenes. They really didn't have sex scenes at all. I never needs full on sex scenes gay or straight in sci-fi novels. Romance, some. Affection sure, but not straight up vulgar sex. Too many "gay" scifi books go this route. Hopefully the writer will continue to steer clear of this in the future. That said, there were some moments of dialogue that were cringe worthy and I really didn't care or the way the writer listed the character and this showed us what they are saying. It's a book not a play. I would have removed a 1/2 star for this as it's mildly distracting but did not ruin the book for me. If anyone can recommend other books like this. Positive gay characters, space oriented and no vulgar sex scenes, I would appreciate it.

Randy G. Ray on Amazon Kindle wrote:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters are thoughtfully and carefully presented and easy to accept. I became emotionally attached to the major players right from the beginning. Kudos to this new author! I am waiting with bated breath for the next installment. I most definitely recommend this novel to anyone who likes Science Fiction

Lexy on Goodreads wrote:

When starting reading Seed of Harmony I did so on recommendation of an other author. Due to the blurb I had some expectations about this book.
However, it was so much more than I would have imagined.
Arthur is taking his time in building up the world of the Harmonic Empire and spinning the tale of Kallehn and Ja'rek. But never does the story stop being entertaining. From the relationship between Ja'rek and Kallehn to the relationship between the seed and Ja'rek it is one continuous roller coaster ride. I did manage to stop reading this book, meaning that dinner was just a sandwich with PBJ.
If you like Science Fiction this book is definitely worth wile!
For me a 5 star rating.
Looking forward to the next installment 🙂

Kathy Arnold on Goodreads wrote:

Thoroughly enjoyed. Story was well put together, fast paced, and logically easy to follow. Personally did not care for homosexual slant, but story was so well done I ignored this aspect and still feel a 5-star rating appropriate.

About the Author

The Seed of Harmony is my first book.  I've been an avid Science Fiction Fan for as long as I can remember.  I have to thank my Mom for getting me interested in the Genre, and both of my big sisters have shared my interest over the years. The authors who influenced me most are Mary North(Andre Norton), Robert Heinlein, David Weber, Gene Roddenberry, Isaac Asimov and Lawrence White.  I grew up in Panama City, but have lived in Atlanta, Georgia most of my adult life.  I have a degree in Chemical / Environmental Technology and work in Information Technology for a national non-profit.

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