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Destiny’s Crucible

What if you were thrown into a foreign society, never to see home again? What would you do and could you survive?

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting.
He would never set foot on Earth again.

On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amidst strangers speaking an unintelligible language, and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself, and not knowing a single soul. His worry about finding a place is assuaged when he finds ways to apply his knowledge of chemistry — as long as he is circumspect in introducing new knowledge not too far in advance of the planet’s technology and being labelled a demon.

As he adjusts, Joe finds that he has be dropped into a developing clash between the people who cared for him, and for whom he develops an affinity, and a military power from elsewhere on the planet, a power with designs on conquest.

Unaware, Joseph Colsco has been poured into a crucible, where time and trials will transform him in ways he could never have imagined.

Cast Under an Alien Sun is a story that’s science fiction in premise — adventure in execution. A cross-genre adventure with elements of science fiction, history, hard science, epic fantasy, time travel, romance, alien contact, and space colonization.



Cast Under an Alien Sun

Destiny’s Crucible, Book 1

The Pen and the Sword

Destiny’s Crucible, Book 2

Heavier Than a Mountain

Destiny’s Crucible, Book 3

Forged In Fire

Destiny’s Crucible, Book 4

Tales of Anyar

Destiny’s Crucible, Book 5

A Dubious Peace

Destiny’s Crucible, Book 7


Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis was inducted into Audible's Narrator Hall of Fame in 2017. He has narrated over 500 audiobooks, a variety of bestsellers and award-winners, including over 50 titles for the Star Wars franchise. He is a multiple recipient of the Audie Award, presented by the APA for excellence in audiobook narration. He has earned accolades for his narration from The New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile Magazine.