"In the marvelous tradition of Marion Zimmer Bradley, here is an exciting space adventure epic, with the heart of Orson Scott Card's ENDER series, the soul of Frank Herbert's DUNE -- and yet, much more that is startling and controversial!" Dave Bischoff, Hotspur Publishing.
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Ashton Chayton was born with a powerful gift, a unique inhuman ability. Orphaned, raised by the Red Wolves of Opan, captured and enslaved – he is finally free and on the run. Unfortunately everybody wants Ashton. Admiral Jones will torture him to get the secret of his power. The beautiful Lady... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Ashton Chayton was born with a powerful gift, a unique inhuman ability. Orphaned, raised by the Red Wolves of Opan, captured and enslaved – he is finally free and on the run. Unfortunately everybody wants Ashton. Admiral Jones will torture him to get the secret of his power. The beautiful Lady Lindha, head of the influential Temple feels he is "The One" as named in prophecy. The influential Lord Andros just wants him dead.
Ashton only wants two things: revenge, and the Lady Lindha. If you had unique powers, wouldn't you use them to get what you want?
“Something wrong with your child? Feed them and put them to bed. Something wrong with your man? Feed him and take him to bed.”Sister Jeeha, Temple of Jana.
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”Seer Nardha Chayton
“Every world is a garden, and as the gardener of humanity I tend each one. Any impediment to my husbandry – father, mother, sister, brother, world, culture – all must be swept away. No child, no seed, no weed must be left to reproduce and return for vengeance. I'm a merciless gardener, Neopol, and you are my spade. There are no enemies in my garden. I destroy them all.”High Command, private records, Lord John Andros
“Software Theory can be summed up thus: humans are programmed and act according to their programming. There are few self-aware, conscious people as most people are not there at all: their responses and interactions are all programmed. Infrequently in this universe does one actual person interact with another actual person.”Prof. Arc, "Real People"
“Justice is a social construct. It's well known that the physical universe isn't fair. Nevertheless, it's difficult to decide which is more provoking: good people suffering or evil people prospering.”--Brent Jenkins, discoverer of Omni
“ShanTu said that we must set the soul free from the body and its lusts. Having thus got rid of the foolishness of the flesh, we shall be pure. While an admirable goal, the sisterhood has not found this practical. For whatever purpose, body and soul are joined. Denying one's bodily lusts is about as effective as prohibition, which is to say not effective at all.”--Sister Nisha Sutha
“I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy -- ecstasy so great that I would have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness -- that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it, finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what, at last, I have found.”--Bertrand Russell
“It's fascinating to watch a person experience fear. People are more alive when their lives are threatened than at any other time. Genuine fear gifts an individual with moments of honest life. Hope enhances fear. With heightened senses an individual will cling to unattainable expectation. Despair is when the subject knows all hope is forever extinguished. It is this that creates irretrievable breakdown.”--Admiral Neopol Jones, personal records
Chapter 1 – Escape
Chapter 2 – The Dark Sankomin
Chapter 3 – The Freeworlds Police
Chapter 4 – Mind-Touch
Chapter 5 - Consummation
Chapter 6 – With Training Incomplete
Chapter 7 – The Conqueror
Chapter 8 – In Search of the Spy
Chapter 9 – The Red Wolves of Opan
Chapter 10 – Journey to Delian
Chapter 11 – The Fate of the Darla Wu
Chapter 12 – Wolf Cub
Chapter 13 – Larren arrives on Kalar
Chapter 14 – RDS Assurance
Chapter 15 – Wolf Slave
Chapter 16 – A Higher Purpose
Chapter 17 – Feral Entertainment
Chapter 18 – Close Call
Chapter 19 – Legend
Chapter 20 – A Temple Education
Chapter 21 – Trueborn Requirements
Chapter 22 – Healing Mind-touch
Chapter 23 – Encoding
Chapter 24 – Trueborn Purpose
This is a coming of age novel, as a young boy grows to manhood. It has a strong message of guilt and redemption and loyalty to family and friends, but it does have violence, sexual abuse references and torture scenes. No swear words and some tasteful sex scenes.
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