Nyxia-ScottReintgenWhat would you do if the choices you made changed the world around you? That’s a thought that constantly runs through Emmett Atwater’s mind. Chosen for a special exploration mission alongside nine others from around the word, he’s not sure what to expect.

His group has been given specific instructions. They are to prove themselves worthy of the upcoming mission and learn everything they can when it comes to the substance called Nyxia. If they’re to succeed, they’ll need to work together in achieving their every goal. The question is, how can he and the others do that when the Babel Corporation has other sordid plans in motion?

From the moment I started reading Nyxia I was hooked. Mind you, I wasn’t able to read the book in just one sitting, but man, did the story capture my attention. Every chance I had, I ran back to the book. I’m so glad I did, too. I needed to know what happened next with Emmett and the others.

I love the pacing Scott has set for the story and its characters. We meet Emmett and nine other teens from around the world who are determined in making a name for themselves throughout their mission. These are kids who have lived hard lives, yet they’re unwilling to back down from the choice and the new life they’ve been given. If they succeed, their families will have a whole new lease on life. Thus, losing is not an option.

The way Scott paints the environment these characters find themselves in is so vivid that it makes the reader want to be there every step of the way. From the twists and turns in the ship, to what each character does through their missions, you find yourself imagining everything. Space, the ship, Eden, Babel—you want to discover each and every secret they hold. That’s how intriguing the story is.

I honestly can’t wait to see what Scott brings us next for Emmett and the others. Will they successfully complete the goals that have been set before them? What are Babel’s true intentions? It’s hard to say, but I’m sure the next book in the series will answers those questions and countless others.

More, please!




Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.


Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.



ScottReintgenAbout The Author:

Scott Reintgen grew up in North Carolina, and took full advantage of the fact that he lived on the same street as fourteen of his cousins. It could be a little crowded, but he threw a few elbows and carved out a space for himself as the family storyteller.

He enjoyed the role so much that he decided to spend most of college and graduate school investing in the world of literature. This led to a career teaching English and Creative Writing in the great state of North Carolina, where he currently lives with his wife and family.

To his great delight, the demand for stories and storytellers is alive and well. As such, he can often be found at local coffee shops laboring over stories that he hopes his family, and fans, will love.

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