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Children of the Fifth Sun
(Children of the Fifth Sun #1)
By Gareth Worthington
Adult SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 407 Pages
July 25th 2017 by VESUVIAN BOOKS


Genre: “Science Faction” - science fiction, action and adventure with fact-based science, theories and mythology

IN ALMOST EVERY BELIEF SYSTEM ON EARTH, there exists a single unifying mythos: thousands of years ago a great flood devastated the Earth’s inhabitants. From the ruins of this cataclysm, a race of beings emerged from the sea bestowing knowledge and culture upon humanity, saving us from our selfish drive toward extinction. Some say this race were “ancient aliens” who came to assist our evolution.

But what if they weren’t alien at all? What if they evolved right here on Earth, alongside humans . . . and they are still here? And, what if the World’s governments already know?


Kelly Graham is a narcissistic self-assured freelance photographer specializing in underwater assignments. While on a project in the Amazon with his best friend, Chris D'Souza, a mysterious and beautiful government official, Freya Nilsson, enters Kelly’s life and turns it upside down. Her simple request to retrieve a strange object from deep underwater puts him in the middle of an international conspiracy. A conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history.


"An action-packed, globe-hopping science fiction thriller... pedal-to-the-metal pacing and relentless action make it easy to turn pages..." ―Kirkus Reviews

"Insane! What Gareth did here was incredible! This author took a global look at America, China, and Russia, and added a species from another era into the mix, to create a well-researched novel of suspense, intrigue, with dashing individuals. The characters travel the world on a unique mission while trying to stay out of the line of fire as rogue government agencies from several different countries try to stop them. It's a wild ride from California to Peru, from Egypt to Siberia. The amount of research put into this novel is on par with a Michael Crichton novel. The main character, Kelly Graham, reminded me of Dirk Pitt from Clive Cussler's novels. Overall, an incredible read and a book I'm recommending." ―Jonas Saul, Best-selling author of the Sarah Roberts Series, April 2017

Suspend disbelief and let yourself travel on a downriver, undersea, and overland adventure in this well-constructed novel. The author takes you on a fast paced journey full of intrigue, government secrets, unusual creatures and just a tad of romance. Superlatives abound and the literary illumination paints an image so clear you feel you are there with the characters. For those who know the author, there are bit of his personality revealed which makes reading the novel even more enjoyable. A bit Tom Clancy, a hint of Dan Brown -- authentically Gareth in his debut work. ―Charity Scripture

"Scientist Worthington's understanding of the complexities and possibilities of marine biology and endocrinology are evident." ―Publishers Weekly, May 2017

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Fill in the Blanks

1. The blue color is my favorite thing about the cover of CHILDREN OF THE FIFTH SUN.

2. The reason Kelly specializes in underwater photography is I am a trained marine biologist, and it was once my career path.

3. Kelly and Chris have been friends for many years.

4. Kelly’s first impression of Freya was that she had a soft and alluring voice, and should not be trusted.

5. Freya’s first impress of Kelly was he’s a brash and loud idiot, but necessary to her mission.

6. If Kelly could give any information about the conspiracy he would say: “I’ve got serious nutflies about all this. You know, like butterflies but… all tingly down there. I don’t like it”.

7. As I wrote CHILDREN OF THE FIFTH SUN, it challenged me in how to write myself out of a corner when someone is abducted and hidden in a submarine!

8. My favorite thing about the story is how I was able to thread many historical facts and theories together into one idea.

9. Write what you know, is the one piece of advice I’d give to aspiring authors.

10. Right now ‘Hunted’, by Arne Dahl is the book waiting for me to read next.

11. I have a love/hate relationship with Switzerland. It’s so beautiful and utopian, but the people and red tape drives me nuts.

12. Crisp (chips to Americans) sandwich, is my go-to treat/snack when I’m craving something.

13. I’m looking forward to watching Avengers: Endgame in the theaters.

14. I last binge watched the Mad Men show.

15. If you got in my car right now, you’d hear Highway Tune, by Greta van Fleet playing through my speakers.

16. Christmas is my favorite time of the year.

17. I like my pizza with pepperoni on top.

18. Anywhere with ancient ruins and history is my favorite place to vacation.

19. One thing I can’t live without is my kids.

20. I’m working on ‘In the Shadow of a Valiant Moon’ next, to be released spring 2020.

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About the Author

Gareth Worthington is a trained marine biologist and also holds a doctorate in comparative endocrinology. Currently, Gareth works full time for the Pharmaceutical industry helping to educate the World's doctors on new cancer therapies. In his spare time Gareth has a number of passions, including: martial arts - he trained in Muay Thai at the prestigious EVOLVE MMA gym in Singapore and currently trains in MMA at Phoenix Sportkampf, Switzerland; playing acoustic guitar; studying ancient history; drawing; and most of all writing fiction.

An award winning author, he hopes to one day hang up the pharma hat and write full time.

You can visit his author page and blog at


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