Author and long-standing Mensa member Alex Prior’s latest book has just been released and is available from all good bookshops as well as online in the usual places.
In this gripping and spectacular rollercoaster of an adventure, a 14-year-old Earth boy is chosen, seemingly at random, to become Emperor of the Galaxy during a time of grave peril.
Spencer, an ordinary teenager, lives with his mum, his stepdad Hassan and his younger brother Mo. He is decidedly average at school, sports and at video gaming, but when he is chosen to become the new Emperor of the Galaxy everything changes.
Spencer must learn how to balance being Emperor of the Galaxy and battle the evil Haxenaar, trying to get his homework in on time, and all the while pursuing the love of his life, Amy Heartly. With the help of his new companions and Bradlii, the smartest and smuggest AI ever created, Spencer must brave an epic journey to save the galaxy and discover the ultimate truth.
Alex says: “At its heart, Spencer Edwards: Emperor of the Galaxy is a story about friendship, growth and finding the courage to face our foes. No matter what your age, if you enjoy a high-octane adventure with laughs, action and mystery, then I think you’ll enjoy it.”
Alex was delighted to team up with world-famous Marvel artist and designer of Iron Man (and many others) Adi Granov on the cover art and character designs.
“Collaborating with Adi was a joy. I wrote him some character notes and then he worked his magic and Spencer and his friends came to life. Right out of the gate he understood how I had seen them in my mind’s eye when I was writing.”
Early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, with one reviewer stating that she stayed up until 3am to finish it.
“I wanted to write science fiction that is accessible to everyone,” says Alex, “Although the science and technology in the book is far beyond our current capabilities, it is rooted in fact and the cutting edge of scientific knowledge at this point in time. But most important to me are the characters. They have to be people you can care about, and identify with. I hope I’ve achieved that and more.”
His first book, The Lost Case Files of Sherlock Holmes, became an Amazon bestseller and won high praise and excellent reviews. Spencer Edwards: Emperor of the Galaxy is the first of a series, and Alex is already three quarters of the way through writing the sequel.
You can find out more and even order in time for Christmas on his website, www.alexpriorauthor.com