Renegade [RALI bk 1]- complete
One to defeat ten thousand. Two to best a million.
Such is the reputation of the Aylata, hybrids of the Napix people and an extinct race known as Magni. They can do things the common people can't: light aflame, steal energy from the air, insert thoughts into another's mind, etc. They are meant to protect the worlds of the Napix Empire, but such a reputation is a heavy burden for one like Xlack Skyme. He's expected to become a legend like so many of his ancestors, but his Talents are hard, his teachers meticulous, and the city he's supposed to watch over is boring. Then the emperor mysteriously dies, and their controversial new ruler sends Xlack to gather information on worlds the empire has ignored for millennia.
Enter Navaria Twi, an Adjuvant, one of a hidden group that keeps order in Alliance Space. Adjuvants are Talented hybrid descendants of the same lost world, but their rules and ideals are very different from those of the Aylata. Mourning the recent loss of a teammate, Twi takes Xlack in, not knowing that his mission includes abducting one of her kind.
Xlack has a choice: Become the legendary hero everyone expects by turning his back on everything he knows is right or become the legendary renegade by turning his back on everything he knows.
Renegade is a character driven sci-fi adventure with a large cast, detailed universe, and plenty of culture clash. If you like flowing fights, wry wit, cute creatures, and an array of weapons and talents, come along for the ride.
Novel 1 of 4 in the RALI series.
Section Outros are just my craziness showing.
Rose Gold Awards runner up for best fight scene May 2017
The Perfect Prose Awards 3rd place in sci-fi December 2017