I've decided on a prologue for Apophis. Remember Apophis will be released May 6, 2016, and is available for pre-order now. I've had a prologue in all my other books, but I wasn't going to have one in this one and just started out with Chapter 1. I'm not sure why. I've read plenty of books which contained a prologue and a slew without one. Somehow, it seems more satisfying with a one. What do you think? Prologue or no prologue? Either way, here's how Apophis will now begin. What do you think?
Space is huge. Vast. Endless. Or so it seems.
An asteroid of immense size, traveling since the beginning of creation, was on a path to destruction. Hurtling through space as always, it became a concern of an ancient civilization. Their astronomers plotted its course, double-checked their findings, and then notified the appropriate agencies of the results. A ship launched and, using an artificial gravity generator, the path of the asteroid was altered so it missed their world and all others in their system. They were saved!
The asteroid continued its journey for another 25,000 years until it reached a remote region of space on the very edge of the galaxy where one of the spiral arms flared out. Once again, it was on a collision course with a planet. The world's astronomers detected the approaching asteroid and named it Apophis, but they had no means to alter its course. They recorded all the possible data, notified the appropriate government officials, and waited for their fate and the fate of their world to be decided.
A world we call Earth.