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Golden Disk of the Sun
Book One of
the Star Walkers Trilogy
by Michael Cole
About this Book
Eric Shade, a former South American history professor, is hired by Catalina Rivera, a beautiful archeologist, to help her and her fiancé locate a fabulous treasure once belonging to an Inca queen that has been hidden for centuries in the deep jungles of Brazil. In order to locate the treasure, they must first scale a formidable mountain, a mountain the native Indians won't go near because they claim it's occupied by a group of strange pale-skinned men, which they refer to as the Star Walkers.
The farther the group travels into the rain forest, the more Shade begins to suspect that the Star Walkers are more than just a myth. As they traverse jungle-choked canyons and steep gorges, facing danger at every turn, hatred, treachery and betrayal enter into play. Not only must Shade brave the cloying dangers of an inhospitable terrain, but he must also ward off an insanely jealous man who is hell-bent on killing him.
About the Author
Michael Cole lives in Laguna Niguel, California. After earning B.A. and M.A. degrees, he wore a number of different career hats, but none of them ever stirred his souluntil he took up writing.
As a young boy, he was always fascinated with the unknown, the mysterious, and also the unworldly.
Golden Disk of the Sun is his sixth novel.
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Golden Disk of the Sun, by Michael Cole, is the first novel in a series about Dr. Eric Shade, a former professor of South American history, and his growing interest in the Star Walkers.
Through the eyes of its principal character, Eric Shade, the author provides the reader with a microcosmic view of the Amazon and its mysteries.
Catalina Rivera, a beautiful archeologist, acquires an ancient sealed water jar for Phillip Nash, her rich eccentric benefactor and fiancé, whose passion is to collect South American antiquities. Much to Catalina's surprise, the jar contains a set of directions to a hoard of gold buried deep inside a mountain where the Indians claim the Star Walkers live. According to an ancient myth, the Star Walkers are a group of gods who had come from the sky to impart their ancient knowledge to the Indians living in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Against his better judgment, Shade agrees to guide Phillip and Catalina to this treasure. On their quest to find a legendary fabled mirror called the Golden Disk of the Sun, not only is Eric stalked by a group of mysterious Indians, but he is also confronted with the dangers of the mountain: quicksand, landslides, brutal killer storms, and vicious animal predators.
Even though Shade's primary objective is to locate a fabulous ancient artifact the Incas hid from the rapacious Spaniards, he becomes drawn to the Star Walkers and the mysteries of the mountain where they supposedly live, particularly when he discovers a gold statue. However, Nash's erratic unpredictable behavior makes it extremely difficult for him to follow up on these leads.
When an unprecedented event takes place, even the formidable mountain they have been climbing and the Star Walkers must take a back seatfor Eric must now reach deep within himself to make one of two choices, neither of which he finds appealing.
While The Star Walkers is a trilogy, each book stands alone with a satisfying conclusion.
Golden Disk of the Sun was published by Foremost Press. It can be ordered through local bookstores and at ForemostPress.com, and at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com.
ISBN 10: 1-936154-75-7
206 pp, $13.97