|To: The judges of the Hook Us! contest.
Subject: The Scrolls of Xavier, A science fiction.
Dear judges of the Hook Us! contest:
In the year of 2146, a new world is discovered amidst the dark expanses of the cosmos. Harvesting the resources of this vast new planet, known as Xavier327, could be the only hope a post-apocalyptic earth has for survival. Upon arriving, however, the explorers of this promising land soon discover they are not the only ones interested in Xavier's rich resources, forcing mankind to fight for the new home they need so desperately, as well as defend the one they already have.
The Scrolls of Xavier is a first person narrative that follows the struggles of Captain Micheal Dawn in his quest to retrieve five ancient scrolls from various locations across Xavier327. The information contained within these manuscripts looks to be the military's sole hope for defeating the highly advanced lifeforms that inhabit the planet's north pole. The path to these scrolls is wrought with every danger Xavier can throw at him, including the primitive, yet cunning, tribes of aliens that defend them. Perhaps, however, the most dangerous thing Captain Dawn faces is a woman. His forbidden relationship with the stunning CIA agent, Ashley Collins, threatens at many points to end his career, as well as spell doom to his crucial mission.
After successfully retrieving three of the five scrolls, Captain Dawn discovers that many of his abilities are due to a soldier enhancement program known as C.A.M.D.O.S., (Chemical And Mechanical Development Of Supersoldiers). This revelation nearly drives Captain Dawn to suicide and forces him to strongly reconsider his reasons for participating in the Xavier Project.
When the five scrolls are finally recovered and translated, mankind stumbles upon a shocking discovery. A race of advanced life forms, known as Sirujians, has been visiting earth for the past thousand years, purposefully manipulating it down a path that would lead to its destruction. This information leads into the novel's finale, in which the world's militaries are thrown into an all out war with the Sirujians. In the end, mankind is able to defeat them and safeguard a dying earth from their invasion.
My best qualification for writing The Scrolls of Xavier (a completed 90,000 words) would have to be my lifetime's study of astronomy. The knowledge I have gained through this passionate hobby has given me a deep sense of imagination for what worlds might exist, as well as giving me the ability to create fictional worlds in a way that is both awe inspiring, as well as scientifically accurate.
Thank you for considering my book!
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