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Katherine Franklin writes science fiction and fantasy when she isn’t writing code, and is working on the sequel to The Empyrean, the first book in her debut space-opera trilogy Galaxy of Exiles. She spends the rest of her free time on a collection of hobbies, one of which is painting the small mountain of plastic miniatures occupying her cupboards. Only martial arts and her horse-sized dog succeed in dragging her away from her desk. You can find a list of her published work and information about the trilogy at FranklyWrites.com.
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Katherine Franklin spends far more of her days than is healthy glued to a screen, writing stories when she’s not writing code, but she manages to venture outside once in a while as well. She loves science, but didn’t love her physics degree enough to do anything about it. Fiction was always her first love.
Katherine lives in Yorkshire with her husband and a horse-sized dog, where she practices martial arts, miniature painting and far too many little hobbies to count in her spare time.
In efforts to maintain privacy, I am not publishing my phone number, however I am happy to provide it if required following an email introduction.
Galaxy of Exiles series
Emotion is a weapon. Harnessing its power could destroy worlds.
Palia’s emotions are in turmoil. After watching her son succumb to Empyrean fire, she barely escapes the same fate. Guilt ridden and alone, she will not stop until his killer is brought to justice.
The Protectorate forbids Ferrash to have emotions. That suits him, since he cannot avoid the people who control the Empyrean. Making this sacrifice prevents them from hijacking his feelings and using them as a weapon against him.
When Ferrash spots Palia’s ship venting atmosphere, he is forced to save her. Having an enemy from the Hegemony on board could see him accused of treason. But when the Empyrean reveals its potential as a destroyer of worlds and Palia’s link to it, Ferrash knows he can’t let her leave.
With billions at risk of succumbing to the Empyrean weapon, can the enemies join forces and prevent the same fate that killed Palia’s son?
The Empyrean is the first book in the Galaxy of Exiles series, a science-fiction space opera about a galaxy under the pall of weaponised emotions. Immerse yourself in a detailed universe of heroes, villains and more. If you like page-turning futuristic action, you’ll love this.
Genre: Space opera
Publication date: February 2022
Claire at lecari.co.uk: ‘The Empyrean had me hooked from the first chapter! It’s brilliantly written, full of exciting plot twists and with memorable characters that kept me engaged throughout the book.’
The AudioBookReviewer: ‘A definite must-hear for anyone who enjoys sci-fi, space opera, and adventure.’
Readers’ Favorite: ‘I enjoyed the journey with these characters and found the world-building admirable.’
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Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble
THE EMPYREAN space-opera novel releases across stores
The first entry in The Galaxy of Exiles series, The Empyrean explores a reality where your every emotion could be used to kill you in an action-filled journey across a distant galaxy.
For immediate release
SHEFFIELD, March 27, 2022
THE EMPYREAN, a space-opera novel, successfully raised 218% of its target funding when its Kickstarter campaign ended on the 25th November 2021. The book follows the impact of weaponised emotions as two natural enemies are forced to work together to bring a murderer to justice.
What if a small group of people could see others’ emotions? What if emotion was another form of energy that could be transformed but never created or destroyed? What if transforming it made it deadly, and ran the risk of setting whole worlds aflame? How would that shape a society and the people who live in it? Those questions are the foundation of THE EMPYREAN’s story.
The author, Katherine Franklin, spends far more of her days than is healthy glued to a screen, writing stories when she’s not writing code, but she manages to venture outside once in a while as well. She loves science, but didn’t love her physics degree enough to do anything about it. Fiction was always her first love. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram (@FranklyWrites), Facebook (@KatherineFranklinAuthor) or through her personal website (www.FranklyWrites.com).
THE EMPYREAN launches across stores on the 1st of April 2021. Those interested in purchasing a copy when it is available can sign up for updates and release announcements via the author’s newsletter (www.FranklyWrites.com/newsletter).
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2021-11-19: Interview on Sheffield Live’s Write Radio
2021-11-07: Interview with F. F. Teague
2021-11-05: Kickstarter coverage on SciFiHistory.net