Sixteen-year-old Jenny Tripper might be crazy...or she might have the power to save the Solar System. At least that’s what the holographic woman in her bedroom tells her. Jenny thinks it's just another ghost, but after falling into an alternate Universe, she finds herself neck-deep in an interstellar conflict over runaway aliens. She alone may be the key to their freedom...if she can master her abilities without going insane.
Jenny quickly learns that she’s not alone. There are others like her with mysterious powers. Now, she must compete against them for the right to wield a key that will unlock a galactic gateway. But, when a starship arrives to capture the runaway aliens, Jenny must work alongside her competitors to keep the aliens and the galactic gateway out of military control.
This coming-of-age story about a girl who develops psychic powers, fights giants, and takes part in spaceship battles will appeal to readers of science fiction and fantasy–and anyone who loves an adventure.
"Becoming invested was the easiest thing to do and putting the book down was the hardest. I didn’t want the story to end, I wanted to know more about Jenny, and I wanted to see what happened next right away. Jenny is so unique, she is not your typical damsel in distress but she realized she had to save herself."
“The Key of Astrea combines wildly imaginative science fiction with an inspiring young hero who navigates the difficult boundaries of her own identity, her struggles with mental health, and her own recent grief…while battling for the fate of multiple universes.”
Lynsey G., co-founder of Oneshi Press, and IPPY Award-winning author
"This is a work of great imagination, a novel that is well-plotted and skillfully accomplished. From the very start, the reader is greeted by the strong, descriptive style of writing, with vivid images in the depths of outer space — the flash of light, the sudden appearance of hundreds of ships, and movement through the Terminal in the galaxy. "
Nicholas Marson was born in Portland, Oregon—and lived there for most of his life. He spent his time inventing games, drawing, and writing stories to entertain his friends. In addition to being a writer, Nicholas is a web developer, husband, and father. In 2014, he began writing his first novel, The Key of Astrea.