When a human-colonized world falls under the sway of aliens who have already enslaved many another race, there is scant hope of salvation from far-distant Earth. Instead, their hopes rest upon an underground rebellion and the intervention of a team of cat-like aliens, one of whom links with a young woman gifted with unique mind powers.
Carrie was the daughter of the human governor of the colony planet Keiss.
Kusac was the son and heir of the Sholan Clan Lord. Both were telepaths
and the bond they formed was compounded equally of love and mindpower. But
now they were about to be thrust into the heart of an interstellar conflict,
as factions on both their worlds sought to use the duo’s powers for their
own ends . . . .
A new race is about to be born on the Sholan homeworld, and it may cause the current unstable political climate to explode. Only through exploring the Sholan’s long-buried and purposely forgotten past can Carrie and Kusac hope to find the path to survival, not only for their own people, but for Sholans and humans as well.
They had survived the Margins, but could they keep their promise to rescue those held captive on a distant, violence-filled world?
The price of breaking with tradition comes high, as does the ongoing protection offered by the military. And now, Carrie, Kusac, Kaid, and T’Chebbi must undertake a rescue mission to the distant world of Jalna to save present-day Sholans and humans who have been trapped there, as well as a Sholan pair from the age of the Cataclysm. What they can’t foresee is that the Valtegans planted the seeds of destruction on Jalna long ago, transforming the locals into a dangerously unstable race and threatening the telepathic powers of Sholans and Humans alike.
The world of Jalna had revealed many secrets to the Sholan-Humnan teams sent there on a rescue mission. They had discovered one of the methods Valtegans had used to control other races, had learned how deceitful oene of their own allies had been, and were about to begin negotiations for an alliance with several newly met races.
Yet the planetary conflicts had led to the injured Carrie and Kusac being placed in cryo on a non-Sholan vessel, with Kaid desperately trying to rush them back to Sholan medical facilities. But before they could reach their rendezvous point, the ship they were on was caught in a Valtegan trap, leaving Kaid barely enough time to send Carrie and Kusac’s life-pods into space in the hope that they’d be found by friendly forces.
Kaid was certain he and his people were doomed until a massive vessel suddenly materialized, scooping up both Kaid’s ship and the Valtegan foe. Now all of them were prisoners of a completely unknown people. And only time would tell whether they’d fallen into the clutches of an even more deadly enemy than the Valtegans….
The Primes are the upper class of the original Valtegan home world, pacifistic intellectuals who are unable to defend themselves from either their own warrior class – the Valtegans who have been making war on the entire galaxy – or any other species. To protect themselves the Primes have made secret alliances wih other races while concealing their own true identities and the location of their home world.
Now, after an ill-advised, accidental kidnapping of the vessel carrying Kusac, Carrie and Kaid, the Primes have been forced to reveal themselves to the members of the Sholan Alliance. But in the midst of delicate diplomatic negotiations to create a new pact between the Sholan Alliance and the Primes, power struggles on both Shola and the Prime world threaten to jeopardize the treaty.
Still recovering from being tortured by a rogue Prime group, Kusac is about to set out on a secret mission of his own, a mission which could see him branded as a traitor to his own kind. And what he discovers could well lead to the overthrow of the Prime leadership and to the destruction of the delicate balance that is the only thing staving off interstellar war . . . .
Between Darkness and Light
In the midst of unrest on his home world of Shola, Kusac has chosen to undertake a secret mission of which only those in the highest echelons of the Brotherhood are aware. And even they are not privy to all the information Kusac has uncovered, nor all the plans he has made.
Carrie and Kaid have not been told the truth. So when Kusac flees Shola, seemingly abandoning his responsibilities, his Triad, and his clan, Carrie is devastated and Kaid is furious. Yet Carrie will not give up on Kusac. certain he will one day return to explain his actions.
But whether Kusac and his elite team can actually accomplish their mission and escape with their lives remains to be seen. For to achieve their goal they must rendezvous with the Valtegan general who is Kusac’s archenemy in the hopes of rescuing Kusac’s young son. But even if he succeeds — branded rebel by his own people, struggling to deal with new powers he scarcely understands, and caught between the machinations of his own god and those of a secret and ancient alien organization – can Kusac hope to regain all that he has lost on Shola?
Shades of Grey
The battle for an empire has now reached a critical turning point. With the seat of power of the Valtegan Empire stolen by an usurper and Prince Zsurtul’s entire family executed, the only hope to avoid a galaxy-wide war of conquest is to retake the Palace and the City of Light, and place Prince Zsurtul on the throne. But whether Kusac, his fellow Sholans, and their allies can accomplish this seemingly impossible task remains to be seen.
And with the other two members of his Triad – Carrie and Kaid – on their way to rendezvous point, Kusac will not be able to avoid a long overdue confrontation with those he cares about most.
To make the situation even worse, both the gods and the agents of the Camarilla – the elder races’ secret ruling organization – have targeted Kusac as a pawn in their plans to control the destinies of the Sholans, Humans, and Valtegans. Hailed by all as the long-awaited Avatar, can Kusac break free of manipulation, and chart a new future for all three races?
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