Heroes of the Lorehaven Guild: have you been INJURED or made to suffer PAIN and MENTAL ANGUISH, possibly from SPACE ALIENS? If so, CALL NOW the law offices of Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney. Starting on Monday, May 2, we’ll be enjoying this book’s whimsy yet deeply human themes for our fifth Book Quest exclusively at the Lorehaven Guild.
We invite teen readers, character-driven sci-fi buffs, and fans of flawed human tales to join this new Book Quest.
About Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney author Daniel Schwabauer
Daniel Schwabauer is an award-winning author, speaker, and teacher. He is the creator of The One Year Adventure Novel, Cover Story, Byline creative writing curricula, and the author of the young adult novels in The Legends of Tira-Nor series. His professional work also includes stage plays, radio scripts, short stories, newspaper columns, comic books and scripting for animated TV.
Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney starts her career with less than stellar results. When she loses hard on the night court defense circuit, a strange scientist makes her an out-of-this-world offer: broker a deal between his species and the United Nations to cure Earth diseases in exchange for the planet’s gold. Deep schemes lead to deeper questions of legal ethics and even whether pastoral androids can dream of eternal virtue. John Grisham meets Galaxy Quest in Daniel Schwabauer’s whimsy-gilded sci-fi tale, featuring robot judges, secretive aliens, and a truly flawed human heroine.
Best for: Older teen and adult fans of science fiction with retro flair.
Discern: Light alcohol use and lighter allusions to a past romantic fling gone awry; open uncertainty of God’s place in a world of shrewd aliens and questioning robots.
Book Quest guidance
- Quest title: Daniel Schwabauer’s Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney
- Quest Guide: E. Stephen Burnett
- Genre: Science fiction
- Skill level: Age 14 and older
- May 2–8: chapters 1–5
- May 9–15: chapters 6–10
- May 16–22: chapters 11–15
- May 23–29: chapters 16–20
The Lorehaven Guild serves a community of heroes who gather to celebrate Christian-made fantastical fiction with delight and discernment. These stories include (but are not limited to) fantasy, science fiction, and beyond.
Heroes of the Guild will explore their favorite creative works in these genres. We will focus on Christian-made stories, yet occasionally include general market books.
Guild heroes can join monthly Main Quest parties that travel into the fantastical worlds of new books. We will explore these stories’ beauty, goodness, and truth (and opposites!), applying their meanings to the real world of our ultimate Author.
Heroes can also join occasional Side Quest parties that travel into other books, such as older Christian-made stories or general market novels.
How to join the Lorehaven Guild
Subscribe free to Lorehaven! We’ll send you the exclusive invitation link.
Then, use the Discord app or your browser to enter the Lorehaven Guild. Once inside the Guild, you can browse the Lorehaven Sacred Scrolls faith statement (this one only applies to Lorehaven staff creators). Then you’ll sign off on the Code of Honor (this one applies to all Guild members).
Once you finish, enter the Great Hall and pass into the Guild itself.