Glory Alley and the Star Riders (The Glory Alley Series)

 

 

 

 

 

Book One of the Glory Alley Series

 

Glory Alley
and the Star Riders

 

By: C. Deanna Verhoff

 

 

 

Glory Alley and the Star Riders
©

 

Copyright 2012 C. Deanna Verhoff

 

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This is a work of fiction. Name, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

 

 

Published by C. Deanna Verhoff. All rights reserved.  Glory Alley and the Star Riders
©,
(originally titled as
Glory Alley’s Cosmic Dilemma
©
)
,
and the
Glory Alley
Series
©
, are trademarks
of
the
author
.
No part of this work may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission.
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1. The main category of the book —Fantasy. 2. Another subject category—Science Fiction. 3. More categories — Christian, Family Drama, Young Adult, Adventure.

 

Cover Art © C. Deanna Verhoff

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS
to
my editor, Frankie Sutton

for
her
sage advice;
T
o Emily Parish—
for
her
attention to detail
. T
o the founder of Litopia and its members—
they
have taught me so much
.
T
o
Matthew Cohn, John Hudspith, and Rebekah Moser—
their
camaraderie kept me going
. T
o
my children

my
joy and inspiration
.
T
o Ginny Eltzroth—
her
continued
support
has been
an important source of encouragement
.
T
o my family and friends—
they have been there for me
through t
hick and thin
; and to Jesus Christ, my light and my rock
.

 

 

 

 

 

In loving memory of Mom and Dad
.

 

 

 

 

 

GLORY ALLEY
AND THE STAR RIDERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page

Prologue

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

 

Welcome to Wybb – Part 2

 

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chap
t
er 22

Chapter 23

Ch
a
pter
24

Chapter 25

Chapte
r
26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter
30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Cha
p
ter
3
3

About th
e
Author

 

 

Prologue
 

 

 

Tullah and Earth were different, yet very much alike in appearance and human development. Their inhabitants knew similar hardships, hopes and dreams. Separated by space and time, the planetary sisters never met, yet marched to the beat of a single universal drummer toward the same inevitable end, until one fateful morning a girl with a
stone fetish
set Tullah on a strange new course.

 

 

Chapter 1
 

 

 

Somewhere on Tullah
... 

 

Glory Alley and her best friend Clash, a freckly
faced
boy she’d known since pre-school,
huddled over
a
blue
handheld data device called a Sliver.
A
map of Queen’s Mesa
filled the screen.
She
studied it carefully,
barely notic
ing
the roar of the bus engine under her feet,
or
the rows of winter wheat flickering past the window,
and
the girls a few seat
s
back
laughing
at her
ratty sweater
.
Planning tomorrow’s secret
spelunking expedition
was too important for
petty
distraction
s
.

Clash
tapped
an image of a crudely drawn circle
on the
Sliver’s screen
.
“Here’s where we stopped last t
ime
.

Remembering the place made her stomach
do
somersault
s
.
Glory’s
voice dropped to a reverent whisper. “The pool.” She and Clash knew each other so well she didn’t have to say what was on her mind, but expressing the words made it somehow seem real, like it was finally going to happen.

If we’re ever gonna find the mother lode, this’ll be the place.

 

Clash’s
real name was
Besnik Gundisalv
. The nickname, Glory theorized, had to do with the way his
white-tipped
hair stood
up
as if
he’d been struck by lightning
.
Glory didn’t have a nickname, but
as an Alley she
was automatically labeled a loser.
All of Cloverdale thought she’d never amount to anything, but they were wrong.
With the help
of Queen’s Mesa, she’d prove
the Alley
name
deserved
respect.

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