About the Book
Her memories are blocked. Her freedom is gone. Her crime is a mystery.
When Ming Dalamani awakens from twenty years of suspended animation, she recalls only fragments of her former life: the life she led before she was arrested by the governing interplanetary corporation, Renasco, for a now unremembered crime.
Relocated to an alien world far from the only home she has ever known, Ming serves a powerful Renasco representative to repay her debt. But daily she lives with deadly threats from two men—the hideous mutant Zardir Huekk and the handsome, secretive musician Tieg Innig—who both want the same thing: information. Renasco-trained as a calligrapher in three dimensions, Ming begins to remember more: a clan, a mission, and interstellar piracy.
Ming must decide where her loyalties lie: with her powerful new employer, with a budding resistance movement… or elsewhere.
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About the Author
Kathy Tyers is widely published in speculative fiction, including her award-winning Firebird series and two licensed Star Wars “Legends” novels, as well as a travel book, a writing reference book, and a memoir co-written for classical guitarist Christopher Parkening.
Her messiah-in-space novel Daystar, fifth in the Firebird series, won a 2013 Carol Award, and her terraforming/genetic engineering science fiction novel Shivering World won the 2019 Christy Award for Visionary Fiction.
At home in southwest Montana with her husband William Gillin, Kathy focuses on writing, teaching music, and freelance editing.
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To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away the grand prize package of a still-in-box set of miniature toys that was released in 1996 to go with her novel, Star Wars: The Truce At Bakura, a signed copy of Firebird and One Mind’s Eye!!
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What if you woke up after 20 years and found yourself serving for a crime you can’t remember on a planet you don’t know? That is the premise of Crystal Witness, a science fiction novel by Kathy Tyers, award-winning author of the Firebird series.
On a smuggling expedition with members of her clan, Ming Dalamani punished for their actions. Ming’s memories are wiped and she spends 20 years in suspended animation. She awakens and is sent to be a 3-D calligrapher on an alien planet, working for an interplanetary corporate executive. Two men – representing different factions – offer her freedom but at a price. They want information from her on the opposing faction, but who can she trust?
Tyers excels at world building and descriptive narratives. The first chapters introduce the reader to Tieg Innig and his family, as well as Ming and the others aboard the ship.
In this futuristic world, things from our current society taken to extreme: the chasing after ways to slow down the again process, native plants with unique abilities, cloning, etc. The faith element is very light, and violence is appropriate to the story. Science fiction fans will enjoy reading this re-release and look forward to her new series, coming in 2021.
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