The Terran Cycle

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 140 ratings

Intrinsic Publisher's Summary

Kalian Gaines has a secret; he just doesn't know it yet. He looks like us, he lives like us...but he is not one of us.

Kalian knows nothing outside of his mundane life teaching history on 30th-century Earth, until a day like any other triggers a series of events that will tie his fate to that of humanity.

A human handprint, embedded into a rock with alien script, is discovered on a moon that mankind has never set foot on. This discovery holds a secret, which will sweep Kalian into the heart of a conspiracy that has corrupted the galaxy for 200,000 years.

©2016 Philip C. Quaintrell (P)2018 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • Intrinsic

    • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    Kalian Gaines has a secret; he just doesn't know it yet. He looks like us, he lives like us...but he is not one of us. Kalian knows nothing outside of his mundane life teaching history on 30th-century Earth, until a day like any other triggers a series of events that will tie his fate to that of humanity. A human handprint, embedded into a rock with alien script, is discovered on a moon that mankind has never set foot on. This discovery holds a secret, which will sweep Kalian into the heart of a conspiracy that has corrupted the galaxy for 200,000 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpectedly Brilliant

    • By Fraser on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 2

    • Tempest

    • The Terran Cycle, Book 2
    • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Kalian Gaines and the remains of humanity are forced to forge a new beginning in a galaxy that doesn't want them. After the Gomar wrought destruction across the Conclave, those taking refuge aboard the Gommarian are tainted by the same brush - humans are dangerous. After a Conclave excavation unearths an object that predates even their ancient society, Kalian Gaines and Li'ara Ducarté are allowed off the Gommarian and asked to assist in an investigation that will take them deeper into the conspiracy of their origins.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The plot line got lost

    • By Tm on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 3

    • Heretic

    • The Terran Cycle Series, Book 3
    • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Now a man with nothing to lose, Kalian Gaines has chosen to travel through the Conclave’s new Starforge and explore what remains of the Terran Empire. This graveyard of worlds holds secrets long forgotten and better left alone, but regardless of the dangers, answers must be found and soon. The threat of the Vanguard looms over the entire Conclave. Its purpose is to pave the way for something worse, something ancient. Kalian must adapt and evolve, or risk losing everything in humanity’s battle to not only survive those who seek their extinction, but also their place in the Conclave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why isn't this guy more well known?!

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $29.99