An evil scientist has poisoned the atmosphere of Zinitheron. Professor Zeetherious Zarnosis holds the hopes of the remaining population in his hands as he puts in motion a plan to save his microscopic planet. Armed with the knowledge that larger living organisms become super-strong when shrunk to his size, Zeetherious reaches out to three seventh-grade “Earth-dwellers” for help.
For best friends Kelly, Benny, and Jonathan, getting past the shock of an encounter with a space-alien is difficult enough, but placing their faith in this miniscule stranger, agreeing to be “matter manipulated” to the size of amoebas, and then travel into space, now that takes guts!
Watching the threesome sneak out of Benny’s basement, “get small”, and enter a waiting space ship, the reader is left to wonder, will Benny’s sister discover them missing? Can Zeetherious’ dying planet be saved? Can he manage to get these three brave adventurers back to Earth in time for dinner?
Zeetherious and his young recruits draw on their friendship, their faith, and their belief in what is right, to navigate through battles with bizarre space creatures, flying asteroids, and a dastardly villain, in a valiant effort to save Zinitheron! Along the way, these four unlikely partners learn life lessons about the true meaning of friendship and the importance of trusting one another.
THE MINUTION CHRONICLES – SAVING ZINITHERON is crafted with the love of what-ifs, and an appetite for exploration of the unknown. The story is aimed at the lower age range of the young adult category. While it is a science fiction romp through space, the improbable journey takes root and grows out of the lives of three middle school kids. A simple space-time relationship allows the reader to readily suspend disbelief, making it easy to get lost in the adventure.