About the Author:
Matt Gunderson graduated from Middlebury College in 1999 with a degree in Classics. Since that time, he has worked as a reporter for a variety of newspapers in New England, including The Community Newspaper Co., The New Hampshire Union Leader, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, and The Boston Globe. He also writes poetry and studies metaphysics in his spare time. He began work on The Ajnir in 2003 under the working title of The Half Planet.
Ajnir: means secret worker in the language of Ganir; one who has been “awakened” and is directly in contact with the Inkiri, a higher dimension of reality.
In The Ajnir, Gunderson introduces us to a civilization trying to unravel a mystery that could help them heal from a rift that took place thousands of years ago.
Urshan Dai is a resource-starved planet in another galaxy that inexplicably split in half millennia ago. Following the baffling riddles of a strange apparition known as a uriel, Nadan and his friends, Naria and Ranum, journey across Urshan Dai, on a quest to uncover the mystery behind the other half of their planet’s disappearance.
With a cast of characters as fully realized as those in many beloved science fiction novels, Gunderson takes us on an interdimensional travel adventure, many galaxies away. Blending science fiction and fantasy, his novel explores themes of magic and metaphysics, and the divisiveness inherent in society.
The Ajnir is the first book in a trilogy.
1 copy of Ajnir
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