The Rosetta Codex
by Richard Paul Russo
Synopsis of The Rosetta Codex
Cale Alexandros was five years old when his family's starship was attacked en route to Morningstar, the lone outpost of civilization on a savage planet. Cale escaped, only to be picked from the wreckage by nomads. He endured life as a slave until a sympathetic trader freed him, but Cale never forgot what happened in the desert wastes-in a strange, ancient temple, when he found a Book with strange metal pages and cryptic writings.
When he finally reaches Morningstar, he realizes the true importance of his discovery. The Book is a key to understanding alien languages. But it also holds a secret that some people will do anything to control.