Copyright Â© 2014 Melanie Matthews
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Stargazer is a work of fiction.
Any references to historical events, real people, or real places are used fictitiously. Other names,
characters, places, and events are products of the author's imagination, and any resemblance to
actual events or places or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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An amnesiac alien and a former slave decide the fate of the last city on Earth.
Ava is an anomaly. She has the appearance of the enemy alien race known as Stargazers, with
her lavender hair and eyes, but the human capacity for love and forgiveness. Any other captured
Stargazer would have been executed, but not herâ€"defying long held notions of who the invaders
of Earth really are. Julius Pallas, the leader of Sanctuaryâ€"an outright dictatorship, encased in a
dome to keep out Stargazers and the human Resistanceâ€"has been absent from the adoration of
his pious citizens ever since her captureâ€"as sheâ€Ÿs being held in a doctor-ridden mega- facility
known as the Corporation.
Ava has amnesiaâ€"not knowing who she is or where she came from. She rejects that sheâ€Ÿs a
Stargazer, but she isnâ€Ÿt entirely human either, with the strength to crush a manâ€Ÿs bones. The key
to everything lies with Pallas, who orders her torture and imprisonment inside the Corporation.
When the two finally meet, Ava will discover her true identity, her connection to him, and why
heâ€Ÿs been alone for a millennium without her. Now that he thinks he has her back, heâ€Ÿll discover
how greatly sheâ€Ÿs changed, and how her destiny may just ruin his murderous empire.