The Story Begins
Science Fiction/Action & Adventure/Dystopia
Intended for Teen, Young Adult, and Adult readers.
Contains violence and profanity.
All rights reserved. Copyright © 2015
Joseph M. Berrellez & Christopher R. Settle
Death, discrimination, and alchemy circles.
Nineteen-year-old Kasside (pronounced "Cassidy") is a cadet at West Halnec Academy in the post-World War III year of 2122. The military-run academy is located on an island near California and houses Alchens (people born with supernatural abilities). The abilities of these second-class citizens are attributed to a new type of energy, discovered by using alchemy.
Kasside and his friend Maron are placed in a dire situation when Maron’s body begins to rapidly deteriorate. As they plan their escape to look for a solution, the strict government military organization CROSS begins to strip their only remaining freedoms and keep a watchful eye over the Alchens. Kasside and his friends manage to escape the academy and tirelessly fight for survival in their search for answers and for salvation.
In a world of cat and mouse, it’s easy to forget about the bird.
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