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Drew Bankston

Award Winning Author

New Release

Khizara: Book 1 in the Tokorel Series (2023)

Can a 200-year-old prophecy and a non-believer save two worlds from destruction?


Linsora Anselm is a Khizaran archeologist. She “hears” voices from the past, making her perfect for the job, but she’s stuck in prison after sticking up for her principles—that is, until a mysterious individual pays the guards to help her escape. How will she react when she discovers her champion is the devil incarnate?


When Permac breaks Linsora out of prison, he can’t understand why. He’s drawn to her… but she threatened to kill him more than once because she doesn’t trust his ability to sense and influence emotions. She believes he and his race are evil, and she could be right. 


Forced together, they journey through the cosmos in search of historical facts they (and the rest of the galaxy) thought were correct. They discover pockets of truth on faraway planets—as well as a 200-year-old prophecy that seems to intertwine Linsora and Permacs’ destinies. 


Through a galaxy of fate, love, deception, and the unknown, Permac and Linsora must learn to trust each other to protect their two worlds. Otherwise, the prophecy says war will annihilate everything in its path. 


Khizara is an action-packed, adventure-filled space opera of mystery, love, archaeology, and bad guys that can control the emotions of others with a thought. If you’re a fan of Issac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, or Frank Herbert, you’ll love this story.


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It’s books like this that proves again and again how feasible it is to create new worlds, new culture, new races, and new twists to the already long-established themes about divided worlds and good vs evil...Overall, I’m giving this book 5 out of 5 stars for its well-developed characters, well-depicted plot, well-described setting, and most especially for instilling values and wisdom about cultural differences and the importance of change.

Reviewed by Shey Santos Writer/Editor

Overall, Khizara is a highly recommended read for science fiction and space opera fans everywhere.

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

 The characters are deeply developed and insightfully portrayed; the world-building is strong, and the overarching theme (of allegedly attempting to garner peace in the universe) holds potential for powerful social commentary. 

Reviewed by Blue Ink Review May 2023

I'm coming up with some cool items to sell connected with my books. They'll be for sale at shows and here soon.
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