Alice Mackenzie, the linguist on the team
Name: Alice Mackenzie
Age: 21
From: Eugene, Oregon, USA, Earth
Current Whereabouts: Unknown!
Team Role: Linguist
Jamar Nelson, the scientist on the team
Name: Jamar Nelson
Age: 21
From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Earth
Current Whereabouts: Unknown!
Team Role: Scientist
Chloe Thompson, the musician/fighter on the team
Name: Chloe Thompson
Age: 20
From: London, England, UK, Earth
Current Whereabouts: Unknown!
Team Role: Musician/Fighter
Jacob Chase, the thief on the team
Name: Jacob Chase (goes by Chase)
Age: 20
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Earth
Current Whereabouts: Unknown!
Team Role: Thief
Wyatt Henderson, the strategist on the team
Name: Wyatt Henderson
Age: 22
From: St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Earth
Current Whereabouts: Unknown!
Team Role: Strategist

What is "Five?"

"Five" is a new novel by author Jeremy S. Pratte. It is a tale in the Young Adult/Science Fiction genres about five college-age humans in an inter-galactic contest. The following are more details from the back cover blurb:

Wyatt Henderson, an overconfident strategist, thought he had his whole life planned out, but he never expected to suddenly be the savior of an entire planet. Then came the fateful day he woke up in a room with four strangers: Alice, a linguist with crippling anxiety; Chloe, a secretive musician/fighter who doesn’t play well with others; Jamar, a jocular scientist lacking social skills; and Chase, a thief bogged down by self-doubt.

Hosted by an advanced alien race, this motley crew will need to put aside their differences, overcome their issues, and somehow work together using each of their unique talents to win a dangerous Contest - against other alien teams - for the future of Earth. But their biggest obstacle in their endeavor is a mysterious serial killer who threatens not only their efforts but their very lives!

With numerous dangers, infighting, and a possible betrayal, will the humans overcome these obstacles, win the Contest, and save Earth? Or will they return home empty-handed? Or will they return home at all?

That first book is followed-up by two more books: "FIVE: Quest for the Loovestones" (March, 2024) and "FIVE: The Hell Trials" (June, 2024).

Want to Know More?

Buy the books! The first two are available on Amazon, either the e-book or paperback, and the third is coming soon. You can find them here.

You can also find copies of the first two books at Main Street Books in beautiful downtown St. Charles, Missouri!

Fiveverse book covers