Shackleton's Folly

By Todd Yunker

Sci-Fi, Action & adventure | eBook


In a galaxy, ripped apart by feuding factions, one man emerges to save his people from ‘Human Hunts’ and the rancorous horde lead by a traitor to the human race, Wolfgang Gray. That man is Alec Shackleton. His mission is spurred on by a legend, a theory, his father taught him as a small lad: a human tribe, long before their time, had ventured to the stars in search of a new home. They were never heard from again. A mere 20,000 humans now remain, as a result of The Extinction Event of 2265. Somehow, this meager remnant’s fate is inevitably tied to their brothers of old, and Alec knows it. Peril awaits Shackleton and his android partner, Dancer, as they scour the galaxy in search of a peaceful homeland and ancient relics. The Eleven Wonders of the Universe, monuments of great treasure left behind by an extinct empire, are also in play, leading the duo to dangerous, inhospitable realms, where death seems all but certain. Characters abound in this rollicking adventure, some bent on destroying the human race, even if it means killing millions of other beings. If it weren’t for a stroke of good fortune, Alec’s quest, as well as mankind’s future, would have been nipped in the bud. However, the timely acquisition of a priceless map and curious slave girl helps Shackleton’s team find the path to their destiny. The young slave, Elektra, is stunning, but elusive. She knows far too much to simply be a peasant girl taken hostage. Her shadowy past will eventually come to light, revealing a dark secret of a stolen technology that could ultimately destroy the world. The mysterious beauty’s mission continues, but to what end, only time will tell. Follow writer Todd Yunker on a galactic adventure of a lifetime. Battle evil villains, play deadly games of cat and mouse, and save the universe…all without leaving the comfort of your easy chair. This is a story 11,000 years in the making…take sides, choose your heroes, but be wary of sudden death…for no one is safe. Buy now Book 1 of The Lost Wonder Series: Shackleton’s Folly today and begin the adventure.


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In a galaxy, ripped apart by feuding factions, one man emerges to save his people from ‘Human Hunts’ and the rancorous horde lead by a traitor to the human race, Wolfgang Gray. That man is Alec Shackleton. His mission is spurred on by a legend, a theory, his father taught him as a small lad: a human tribe, long before their time, had ventured to the stars in search of a new home. They were never heard from again. A mere 20,000 humans now remain, as a result of The Extinction Event of 2265. Somehow, this meager remnant’s fate is inevitably tied to their brothers of old, and Alec knows it. Peril awaits Shackleton and his android partner, Dancer, as they scour the galaxy in search of a peaceful homeland and ancient relics. The Eleven Wonders of the Universe, monuments of great treasu...


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Todd Yunker is an Oregonian and lives Salem. Todd is an award-winning author of the epic science fiction The Lost Wonder Series, book one Shackleton's Folly. Growing up, Sci-Fi permeated Todd's youth and adolescence. He was an avid reader. He devoured all the books he could find in the library. Todd relished classic Sci-Fi feature films and Japanese monster movies. He indulged his fancy and watched swashbuckler movies of the '30s and '40s influenced his vision of adventure. The raw cynical attitudes and sexual motivations of Film noir influenced his grasp of story over fluff. Todd's study of storytelling brought him to Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces and Christopher Vogler's The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers. This profound understanding of storytelling has advanced the quality of his work. He would like to know the why don't we have our flying cars?


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Todd Yunker is an Oregonian and lives Salem. Todd is an award-winning author of the epic science fiction The Lost Wonder Series, book one Shackleton's Folly. Growing up, Sci-Fi permeated Todd's youth and adolescence. He was an avid reader. He devoured all the books he could find in the library. Todd relished classic Sci-Fi feature films and Japanese monster movies. He indulged his fancy and watche...


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