SHADOW IS AZH’NAHN, A POWERLESS MAGE born into a culture that prides itself in sharing the earth’s powers. When he chooses a life of voluntary exile to preserve his family’s honor, Shadow receives a mysterious call to witness the unearthing of kotrakoy, treacherous telepathic beasts with four wings and four rows of teeth. As he watches their unholy resurrection with great horror, kotrakoy open their minds to his and offer a glimpse into what life would be like wielding a mage’s powers.
As Shadow races to warn his people of the impending threat, he discovers a mysterious Trayki woman hanging from the trees and on the verge of death. Uncertain what to do, Shadow initially hesitates to rescue this woman, whose people embrace technology and eschew his culture. As Shadow tends to her glider-crash wounds, the earth unites them in a soul bond, a sacred union that gives Shadow an unerring duty to protect and preserve her life. That duty will be fraught with peril: Trayki troops begin bombing Hiwalani villages, and while losses mount, magic evolves and Shadow’s people lose their power.
The Hiwalani must rely on inexperienced youths to master the new magic and stop enemy attacks. Desperate to save their people, few make any progress at all. Only the outcast azh’nahn seems to understand it - and very few trust his judgment. When Shadow believes he’s unlocked the solution, it involves empowering the most deadly kotrakoy and risking the complete annihilation of his people. While his solution sounds reasonable in theory, there is no time to test it. It’s UNPROVEN.More info →
The earth wills it. After the Third Holocaust nearly extinguished life on her surface, the earth yearns for renewal and she hungers to guide mankind to its destiny … but they may not be ready.
Trained from boyhood to be protectorate of the only known community of survivors, Blaze's world turns upside down when he fails to protect the Order from an unexpected and devastating attack. Then, as he discovers his mentor has turned executioner, finds himself accused of treason while traveling to Moon 514, and falls victim to Toka's secret gene splicing experiments, Blaze’s troubles seem boundless as space itself.
His life is further thrown into confusion when he learns that his legendary skills in weaponry are useless against the psionic powers of a small alien whose name no one can pronounce – at least, not without two separately functioning vocal chords. And while Evelia, his unquenchable crush, becomes the alien’s unexpected apprentice, Blaze hearkens to the earth’s call to lead mankind’s last few survivors to the destiny she envisions for them: a technologically advanced civilization governed by magic.More info →
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