Although earthquakes are common in Southern California, the tremors that woke Bill Marshall from a sound sleep were different. Hordes of unworldly monsters invade his home desperate to kill him and his family. Miraculously, Sentinel Lance Allright arrives in time to stop the attack.
The Earth Heartstone has been broken. To prevent further incursions, Bill and Lance must step through the stone and discover why these events are happening. They travel to an ancient world and face the same attackers seeking revenge against the most vile and powerful Beings in the universe. But why attack Goola and Earth?
Heartsonte is a journey of discovery, which will forever change Bill Marshall's view of life and the universe. While unspeakable evil may wait around each corner, the power of good and the stones lies within each of us.
"And a little child shall lead them. . . .
"It is early morning. All is quiet on the western front. Suddenly an earthquake hits Southern California, and Bill and Bonnie's life is changed forever when they learn of their new destiny. The dogs run to the woods and disappear for days, and a little child begins telling the adults what is happening on their planet and in the immediate vicinity of the nearest universe.
"Eons and eons of time are spanned by this story, but at the same time it all happens in a few of our earth-days and in our own generation. The heart of the story, the broken Heartstone, is a heart-warming tale of two planets and their desperate struggle for survival against an enemy with superior advanced technology, the likes of which the earth has never dreamed of. Bill jumps into the task, not realizing he must not only protect his own family, but entire worlds as well.
"One would think we are dealing with the bigwigs of New York City, not just one surviving bad guy who is, behind the scenes, pulling the strings of the whole planet. He's in disguise, of course. And there are more of his kind waiting to lower the boom on just about everybody. However, there is one twist to this story that is unique: Instead of fighting it out with force, like every other galactic war, the wiser Beings of Far Sun, the other planet, use power in a different way. Their strategy, whenever possible, is with a demonstration of no-holds-barred defense, but with no permanent harm done to the enemy. The unfolding of this power vs. force gives every opportunity to "just get along," should the fighting factions accept the challenge. Some do, some don't.
"There is plenty of ingenious warfare for the die-hard science-fiction fans among us, but something new has arrived in Heartstone: Sentinels of Far Sun. To quote a wise woman from that planet, "We need to make them `want' to stop.' And the rest of the story is all about how this plays out, thus creating the fulfillment of our unconscious human belief of a perfect world and what it would be like if we really did understand each other and look for the good in humankind.
"I recommend "Heartstone: Sentinels of a Far Sun" as a perfect Saturday night read!" ~ Mary Meyers