OldEarth Ishtar Encounter by A. K. Frailey

Historical Fiction & Science Fiction Blend on OldEarth Book Two

Oldearth ishtar encounter

Forced to leave his clan and his children behind, Ishtar staggers into a vast wilderness and encounters a desert nomad who loves him as a son. When foreign raiders approach, Ishtar must discover if he can move beyond madness, protect his people, and reclaim his family. Eager to know the source of Ishtar’s strength, a watching Universe must learn if humanity can save them from a spreading darkness. 

Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / Alien Contact

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Historical

Language: English

Keywords: alien life, relationships, universe, faith, supernatural, scientific morality, overcoming trials, generational curse, love, hate, life lessons, good and evil, humanity, planet earth, moral questions, justice and mercy, androids and cyborgs, space exploration, personal growth, humor, ancient world, early humans, spiritual life

Word Count: 83,328

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Sample text:

Prologue —Temple City— Worthy of Renowned

Chai’s fingers stuck together as he clutched a bloodstained knife at his side. His unruly black hair, muscled build, wide stance, and flashing black eyes proclaimed his dominance. He swept a long flowing cape over his shoulders and watched an enormous shadow slither forward. His heart pounded. The deed had been done.

The body of a young man was lowered into the pit.

For a horrifying moment, Chai stiffened as he beheld a vision: His mother’s face as she lowered him onto his soft bed, cradling his body and crooning in her sweet voice.

Chai froze. The knife slipped from his fingers and clattered on the stone floor.

A circle of robed figures turned toward him.
He raised his head, searching wildly for direction.
The stone carving of his god—a man’s head with the

body of a great cat and the wings of an eagle—stood in the center of the cold room staring sightlessly through blood- red eyes.

Chai exhaled a long breath. Squaring his shoulders, he forced himself to look into the pit one final time. A dead body. No personality, no family, no loving mother—no grief.

The shadow followed the body into the black depths.
A servant tiptoed near and retrieved the knife.
Chai grunted, and the knife was slapped into his hand.

He held it aloft, his crimson sleeves flowing in rippled folds down his arms. His heart thudded against his chest. The dazzling fire flared in front of the stone god and burnished the blade a deep bronze.

A new vision framed itself in his mind.
He sat on a high seat above every mortal man. Every being on Earth shrunk from him in terror. His will reigned supreme. He could feel a smile creep across his face, but the burning in his heart seared all joy. 


Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Translation in progress. Translated by Daniele Giuffrè
Already translated. Translated by Cristina López
Author review:
Cristina translated three of my OldEarth series books in quick time. She did a complete job, though I had to follow up and format the pages. Easy to work with and a good communicator, she replies to messages efficiently and is very helpful.

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