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Fifth book in the Meniscus Series – Meniscus: Karst Topography

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When they return from a mission to recruit new Humans to the Village at Themble Hill, the Slain find the women have been taken by an alien transport. The men undertake a rescue mission but do the women need saving???


Review of Meniscus: Crossing The Churn, first book in the series:

I have never read a book that uses so few words to inspire so much emotion …

only 139 pages long, with each page holding 100 words or less per page … You will be amazed at how potent her words are!

I give this 5 stars for its power, its uniqueness, the fabulous graphics, and a terrific story.

Liza O’Connor, The Multiverses of Liza O’Connor


The Series follows the adventures of a group of Humans on the alien Planet of Meniscus. On Meniscus, Humans live in bondage and are not allowed to build relationships with one another. When a small group escapes the over-lords, they work together to build a new community, battling the elements, local wild life and dangerous aliens. Meniscus is the story of how Humans work to overcome any hardship.


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Meniscus: Karst Topography

After working to build a new town at Themble Hill, the Humans think they are safe from their Dock-winder over-seers. But a transport pays the town a visit and the women are taken to the city of Prell to return to lives of servitude and hardship. The Slain journey to Prell to locate the women and procure their release, only to find the women may not need rescue at all. Moreover, Odymn is not in Prell and Daniel (one of the Slain) is convinced she did not survive. Back in Themble Hill, Odymn struggles with her injuries, using her skill at parkour to recover her strength and mobility. But will she and Daniel ever be re-united?


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Meniscus: Karst Topography is available on Amazon and at Westminster Books in Fredericton.

If you like science fiction and  adventure, there is still time to catch up on the Series. The books are written as narrative poetry, 10-20,000 words, and each is a quick read! A love story with lots of action and adventure. Edited by Lee Thompson.


Meniscus: Crossing the Churn A woman on a dystopian planet wants freedom and discovers that sometimes fate returns you to where you began; the story of the meeting of Odymn and the Slain, Daniel.

Meniscus: One Point Five – Forty Missing Days  When Daniel is injured, Odymn and a furry Argenop work to return him to health; the story of how Odymn’s past trauma may get in the way of her romance with the Slain.

Meniscus: South from Sintha Daniel tries to right the wrongs he has done and learns he must bear the consequences of his actions; the story of how the Slain returns six of his contracts to their homes.

Meniscus: Winter by the Water-climb A group of people try to build the first human community on a dystopian planet and discover that their former masters have found a way to follow them; story of Odymn and Daniel’s first winter together on Meniscus and how they help six survivors of a transport crash.

Meniscus: The Village at Themble Hill A group of people try to overcome the hardships of living together in the first human community on a dystopian planet; the story of what happens when parkour-loving Odymn breaks a leg.

Meniscus: Karst Topography A group of the Slain go on a mission to rescue the woman of Themble Hill; the story of how Daniel and Odymn deal with separation.


All my best

Alexandra (a.k.a. Jane)

Written by jane tims

February 15, 2019 at 7:00 am

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  1. Jane, I need to know if Odymn is alright?? When is your next book coming out? You have me totally hooked on these books. I love them all.

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    Sandra Waite

    April 9, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    • Poor Odymn. Last we heard, she was tumbling through a tree. Meniscus: Oral Traditions is out by the end of May, but you may have to wait until the next book, Encounter with the Emenpod, to find out Odymn’s fate. I’m cruel, I know. But you will love Oral Traditions, I promise.


      jane tims

      April 29, 2019 at 11:55 pm

      • I can wait to find out Odymn’s fate as long as there is another book coming. Love your books Jane.

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        Sandra Waite

        April 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm

      • Thanks Sandra! There are now ten books in the series!


        jane tims

        May 1, 2019 at 10:23 pm

      • Woohoo, thank you thank you thank you from your devoted #1 fan !!!

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        Sandra Waite

        May 1, 2019 at 10:47 pm

      • Started working on #10 just after Christmas! Thank you Sandy!


        jane tims

        May 1, 2019 at 10:48 pm

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