Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventure In Space

Book 1: Science Project


How does a family cope with making life-changing decisions?  Does the family become closer or drift apart?  

Let’s peek inside the lives of a family of four that makes a decision to leave the comfort of their home, families, and earth to journey to an uninhabited planet light-year away. 

The entire family makes the journey, however, this story is mainly about their two pre-teens’ adventures.

Ruby and Nolan Weller make their weekly climb up the hill by their home and are shocked to find two Solar Panels mangled and broken beyond repair.  Searching for tracks of the animal that did the damage, Nolan discovers a large, brightly colored rock covered in mud.  He convinces Ruby to keep it for a science project.  They hide it in the wood box in their play fort. 

For the next few weeks, they conduct their scientific study.  When it starts growing, they realize it isn’t a rock at all!  Ruby thinks it is an egg!  They know back on earth, eggs do not grow!  Whatever is in that egg, it is big!  And yikes, it is hatching!

Nolan hopes it is a pony, even though he knows ponies do not hatch from eggs.  Ruby thinks it might be a chicken or a bird but is concerned with its size!  What could go wrong?  After all, it will be a baby?  Won’t it? 

This is book one of a series of 7 young adult adventures.

Book 2: Dragon Flight

Ruby and Nolan agreed to travel with their parents to this uninhabited planet if they could bring “Uncle Dawnzereli,” their dog Pebbles, and they wanted ponies. They got Pebbles! 

Yikes! Their science project hatches, and a baby Dragon bonds with them!  They name him Donzereli after their strong, wonderful Uncle Dawnzereli, who they think of as an Aunt.

It would be an understatement to say Ty and Robin were disappointed that a “baby dragon” was kept secret from them.  Meeting his parent was a shock.  The settlers accepted living with real live Dragons living amongst them. Donzereli became the highlight of the Festival of Lights, giving all the kids a ride on his back. 

Book 2 is called “Dragon Flight” for a reason!  Friends of Donzereli are flying them to Donzereli’s home in the north mountain. Ruby, Nolan, Bonnie, and Shamus, tell their parents they are going on a picnic.  Dr. Rodney Allen hitches a ride with the adventurers, or he would tell their parents.

If that sounds exciting enough, wait a minute!  Does being kidnapped by creatures resembling Yeti’s sound fun?  Or being netted and hauled up to a flying car?

Wasn’t this planet supposed to be uninhabited?

Book 3: The Keep

If you think this uninhabited planet is getting crowded, stay tuned!  There is a perfectly logical explanation for the Consortium’s probes missing the Dragon’s.  They live in the northern mountain, and they can cloak their bodies! 

Donzereli’s friendship with Ruby and Nolan cements the relationship between the more technically advanced dragons and the human inhabitants.

Oh! You don’t believe that’s possible?  Maybe flying cars with AI intelligence convince you?  If they could park themselves in the garage? 

After an exciting Dragon flight, they arrive at the mountain keep and are greeted by Donzereli’s parents, not looking pleased.  How come the dragons be so prepared for an extended stay complete with rooms and clothes? 

Donzereli thrills our intrepid adventurers with a tour of the keep and a shopping trip to the Dragon Mall, with unlimited credit cards!  As much fun as this is, they know it can’t last.  Their parents are coming to take them home for punishment! 

Donzereli to the rescue!  He “borrows” a flying car and arranges a deep-sea fishing trip for his friends.  This time Dr. Allen is invited!

Aye, ye mateys! What could go wrong with catching fish and pretending to be pirates on a huge ship? 

Would being netted like the fish they caught!  Finding themselves dumped on the deck of a flying car, with strange creatures holding them prisoner?

Book 4: The Others

How could so much go so wrong and so right?  Ty and Robin intended to secure a college education guarantee for Ruby and Nolan.  When life gives you lemons; you can whine or make lemonade.  

Discovering that the “Yeti’s” were humans in white suits made from fur, everyone relaxed, a little.  The “Others” flew the captives to the southern continent and again they were given rooms and clothes.  

The parents prepare to negotiate the release of their children, peaceably or by force.  The youngsters are having fun at the amusement park, complete with a magnificent slide into a huge pool.  The center of attention is Donzereli flying them to the top of the slide. 

What could go wrong?

Book 5: Wormhole

Nothing is exciting about a Wormhole unless you travel through one to a new world to settle and explore! 

The meeting at Weller’s home will have fireworks and not the fun kind. Introducing the Dragons and the Others to Hendricks from the Consortium will test the patience of the explorers. 

While the adults are busy, this leaves the youngsters free to get into trouble.  Ruby, Nolan, Bonnie, Shamus, Donzereli, and Dr. Allen try but can’t seem to stay out of trouble!  Let’s look at what they have been up to!  In Book 1, Ruby & Nolan help hatch a dragon.  In later books, the five children and Dr. Allen fly on dragons to the northern mountains, go deep-sea fishing, & are; kidnapped by the “others.” 

You might think that’s enough adventure, but after months of uncertainty, the Weller family needs a vacation.

What could go wrong with a week camping at the beach?

Could it be saving a drowning young girl and discovering she lives in the sea!  It could be accepting her invitation to visit her home.

Book 6: Merpeople

Three Consortium representatives show up to view the progress of the settlement.  They introduce two groups of inhabitants and try to show making friends will be a more valuable investment than taking resources by force if necessary!  An alliance is formed, consisting of the Dragons, the Others, and the Humans.  The Dragons can collapse the Wormhole, temporarily to create time to negotiate with Earth, or permanently if necessary.  Our group of explorers may have to decide to stay or leave.  

After months of uncertainty about their future,  Ty and Robin decide they need a vacation.  They pick a lovely beach with a large tide pool for Ruby and Nolan to swim in safely. 

When the parents fall asleep, Ruby and Nolan are bored and go exploring. They discover a young girl injured in the surf.  They help her, and she tells them she lives in the sea and wants them to visit her home.

No problem not breathing underwater, she gives them the “gift,” and they go with her to her beautiful under the sea home.

That sounds like fun!  Could the consequences for Ruby and Nolan be permanent?

Will the gills disappear when they are on dry land, like Bri said? 

Will the Consortium members come back with a decision to go or stay?

Book 7: Decisions

The Weller family gave me permission to fling them into space to settle an “Uninhabited” planet. Since they arrived, they have met the Dragon Clan, the Others, and the Merpeople! the Dragons, are not the firebreathing scaley beasts of earth fantasy stories but intelligent beings.  Rainbow and Sunset’s son, Donzereli, is best friends with Ruby and Nolan.

The Others are a race of people that only look like fierce “Yeti’s” wearing their white fur-suits in the frigid south climate.  No explanation is needed for the Merpeople. As a result of the last adventure, Ruby and Nolan are now Merpeople, permanently! Nolan is thrilled that he can’t drown, but Ruby not so much.  What young woman wants gills on her neck?

Remember, in the last book, our adventurers settled down to accept their punishment for deciding to “visit” Bri and Tig’s home under the sea.  This time we will focus on the adult problems a little, but we won’t forget that teens will be teens.

Things are heating up between the Consortium and the New Earth. The dreaded Mr. Hendricks is his usual combatant self and front and center of the group of visitors arriving to preview the colonists’ accomplishments.  Hopefully, before it reaches the boiling point, all parties can come to an understanding before the Dragons close the wormhole forever!

Just what will happen is up in the air. Pun intended!

 The youngsters are ignoring the adult problems.  Donzereli asks permission to explore the continent across the ocean as a summer project.  He had the support of Councilor Klethand, who was enthusiastic one day and the next, saying, “It’s too dangerous!” 

Donzereli is not going to let anything stop him from a fun summer!  He plans the trip and invites all the youngsters to go with him.  Donzereli’s perfect plan goes off without a hitch.  Hang on, this could be a bumpy ride!

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