Renegade [RALI bk 1]- Revising
In the Napix Empire, Aylata are the elite mandated with protecting those weaker. They can do things the common people can't: light aflame, steal the energy from the air, insert thoughts into another's mind. These Talents come from their heritage, their mixed descent between the world they protect and a world that has ceased to be.
From a prestigious Aylata family, Xlack Skyme is expected to become a legend like so many of his ancestors, but his Talents are hard, his teachers are meticulous, and the city he's supposed to watch over is boring. Then the emperor mysteriously dies, and the controversial new emperor 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.
COMPLETE but currently revising.
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