The Sagittan Chronicles
It all started with Doors.
Not the band. Also not regular doors, like the kind you have on the front of your house. Doors. With a capital D.
Walk through a Door and you end up somewhere else. I don't mean somewhere else as in the next room over. I mean somewhere else. Like the next planet over. Or in the middle of an ocean. Or in an ever-expanding room that grows and grows until you can fit an entire world inside. That kind of Door.
Enter John and Quin, long time friends, and expert Door travelers. Well, Quin is. John just likes to think he's an expert at Door travel. John is a scientist at the Globe government facility in Pomegranate City on the planet Sagitta in the Bevellian Star system. A long way from here--though not so far as you might think. John's specialty is math--any kind of math--and inventing things. He was raised in an orphanage and enjoys eating pretzels and wearing interesting-looking ties.
Quin works for the military as a Door Travel specialist. He trains military personnel to travel through Doors, learn and adapt to other cultures, and respond to difficult Door-related situations. He also acts as the liason between the military and the scientists at the Globe. Quin's father was a Globe scientist specializing in Planet Construction, and his mother was an architect, though she died when Quin was quite young. He enjoys chess and reading, and has known John since primary school.
Quin and John are only two in the large cast of characters that make up the Sagittan Chronicles' world. The series begins when a large, consequential change is made to the way that the Doors operate, and watches as the Doors begin to reshape and change society and cultural expectations not just on Sagitta, but on planets all across the universe whose people rely on Doors for trade and resources.
Each book is it's own story and can be read without having read the others, but chronologically-speaking, the books are ordered as follows:
Each book in the series builds and grows the world set out in the first. Meet characters like Kaia and Simon:
And explore alien worlds filled with aliens and... alien stuff...
And roll your eyes at how I go to extreme lengths to invent new physics and math that have nothing to do with the way the world actually works (so I don't have to do math).
The next book, The Polylocus Door, is coming out next fall! Stay tuned, and sign up for my newsletter for updates!