Do you have an interest
its majestic landscapes and
prehistoric Native American lost
to ancient Native Americans?
serious, scientific approach by NASA?
it abnormal or cyclical?
lore of ancient peoples?
if those who fly
them are not little green men?
Then you'll enjoy all three books
in the Ancient Secrets . . . Lost in Time series.
The First Migration,
The Lost Portal and The Spirit Gate are each free standing
stories that explore these concepts. A
brief overview of each novel is presented below:
Stewart, son of Darren and Tracey, searches for his parents who
return from a time travel expedition to Chaco Canyon in
Mexico. They departed three years before to visit the Anasazi culture during
in the 1300s.
employs the help of NASA's Associate Administrator, Moira K.
to contact his missing parents with the use of a prototype
ansible -- a
used to communicate across vast spans of time -- being developed
attempts are unsuccessful, and Dwy fears the worst when he
discovers a piece
hand-carved tombstone near Chaco that has his mother's birth
date on it.
extended drought on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide
conflict between the East and the West over water rights. Tracey
on a presidential commission to find solutions, none without
Davis, CEO of Western Slope Pipeline, despite objections, is
underground line to take water from the Ogallala Aquifer east of
and pipe it to western reservoirs.
son of Darren and Tracey, flies a pipeline patrol over a
line and his small plane is shot down by vigilante Texans.
Darren solicits the
Dwy's aircraft mechanic, a Hopi shaman, to search for the downed
Darren Stewart, Director of
NASA's time travel research program, oversees the
construction of a huge facility
in the White Sands area of New Mexico. The
program is top secret and is a
high priority government effort being developed to
counter a potential threat from a
time anomaly discovered in the Antarctic a few
Darren hosts a visit by Tracey
Loring, the president's press secretary, and the two
of them soon fall into an
intimate relationship, despite being poles apart in
political ideology and
Before the project is fully
tested, Darren is kidnapped by an emissary from an
ancient civilization who wants
him to cause the experiment to fail. Refusing to
comply, Darren is taken back 200
million years to the supercontinent, Pangaea,
and held hostage.
With the full support of the
president, Tracey assembles a skeleton crew, activates
the project for an attempt to
rescue Darren, hoping to broker a peaceful resolution
to the conflict between the two
The Anasazi, also known
as the "Ancient Ones" or even the "Ancestral Puebloans," are an
archaeological enigma. They
"showed up" in the Four Corners area of the Southwest at about
the time of Christ, origins
unknown. They thrived for more than a thousand years, first in
desert valleys, then in cliff
dwellings before disappearing—leaving
only rock carvings
called petroglyphs as clues to their fate.
© August, 2006, by Daniel Logan
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