The Gauntlet: Rising
"Okay, I know you don't know what's going on, but just follow my lead and be quiet, got it?
The boy nodded, not knowing what he was in for. Sweat started tricking down his brow, not just due to the weather but to nervousness, he hasn't done anything like this before. But he swallowed his fear, and toughened himself. For for what was to come.
"Ready?" Aero's cold eyes glinted with mischievous finesse.
"Ready." Trevor responded.
Codi James, a name that followed Aero around ever since she joined her Gauntlet Academy. Everyone who knew about James had a tendency to compare one to the other.
They had their similarities, but Aero was different, she hated being controlled or held on a leash. She was sly and mischievous, and she had an aura of grace that loomed over her. Sure she was an orphan, and was kicked out of many foster homes for being...well, herself, but she had a spark in her. Something that would change the galaxy as we know it.
In the year 3065, the galactic empire is under the rule of Mark Vin. A corrupt man with emense power. Under his rule there was a new form of guard built, Drones. Made to keep people in check. Vin's rule became more of a tyranny.
In an incidenct at a stadium, Aero defends civilians against drones, and soon finding herself in the middle of the galaxies attention as she takes on the force of the Gauntlet.
Special thanks to Jamie Harris @words_are_weapons wrote the original Gauntlet series and inspired me to write this.
It's a unofficial adaptation/continuation of his story, but it's still it's own book. This book goes outside the lines of the Gauntlet but it goes right back in.
Hope you enjoy and happy reading!