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Children of the Fifth Sun


326 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: November 2020

ISBN 9781645480020

Rights: WOR

Vesuvian Books (Nov 2020)


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This multi-award-winning series is in development for a feature film franchise

It has been seventeen year since the Nine Veils abducted half of Nenets children and their bonded Huahuqui from Antarctica. Despite years of searching by Jonathan Teller and the NSA, no one has heard from the clandestine organization, or the abductees. KJ Nilsson, the remaining children, and their Huahuqui—collectively known as the Stratum—have grown up in relative safety at Alpha Base in Antarctica. Thanks to the work of Lucy Taylor, now President of the United States, the Stratum are to be recognized as a unique, symbiotic, race and legal citizens of several great nations. But, things do not go as planned when the Nine Veils come out of hiding—with their own army of Huahuqui—determined to become the most elite power on the planet. Now, KJ and the Stratum must prove they deserve their new status by defending the citizens of Earth—against their own kind. Whoever wins, the age of man is over.


"An action-packed, globe-hopping science fiction thriller... pedal-to-the-metal pacing and relentless action make it easy to turn pages..." Kirkus Reviews "Insane! A wild ride researched on par with a Michael Crichton novel." Jonas Saul, best-selling author of the Sarah Roberts series Children of the Fifth Sun Series has won numerous awards, including: • Killer Nashville 2018 Finalist • Chanticleer International Book Awards 2018 Semi Finalist • London Book Festival Winner Best Sci Fi Novel • Hollywood Book Festival Winner Best Sci Fi Novel • Eric Hoffer Award 2018 Honorable Mention • Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award 2018 Finalist • ScreenCraft Best Cinematic Novel 2019 Quarterfinalist (results TBC) Gareth Worthington's other works have been awarded: • Independent Publishers Best Sci Fi Novel 2019 Bronze • Dragon Award Nominee 2018 • Feathered Quill Best Sci Fi 2018 Winner • New York Book Festival 2018 Best Sci Fi Novel Winner • Cygnus Award 2018 Best Sci Fi 1st Place Winner

Author Biography

Gareth Worthington holds a degree in marine biology, a PhD in endocrinology, and currently educates the World's doctors on new cancer therapies.