The final book of the Vastus series, Hidden City, is being edited. It should be ready in spring of 2022. The first chapters are going to be intense!
Planet of Origin: Mendje
Height: 2 M
Top Running Speed: 50 km/hr.
Typical Herd Size: 2-4
Characteristics: Carnivorous, determined, brutal when they attack, cuts from their horns often become infected.
“A chill cascaded down Elaina’s spine. Sventock could track their prey for weeks. If they were thirty kilometers away, Master Crevan might have hours or a day, depending on how quickly they were traveling.” Dragon Warriors
“A sventock charged from the forest with one of Elaina’s arrows already in its neck. Three arrows pierced the hide. An enormous crash shook the forest, making Elaina’s heart freeze in terror. The sventock was down, but five others were still charging, flinging snow and mud into the air as they tore through the forest.” Dragon Warriors
Flowers of various colors with green, blue, and purple leaves and blue stems. The blossoms open at night and close during the day. The entire plant needs to stay shaded. It can heal many infections. The bulb center is tender and nutritious. It almost tastes like ginger pudding.
Height: 50 cm
Attributes: Heals infections, nutritious
“Master Crevan swiftly finished wrapping the bandage around Ranvir’s arm then strode to Elaina. His face paled. ‘She has an infection. Kiku, I saw several thyliani flowers on our way here, about a hundred meters away. Havard, go with her . . .'” Dragon Warriors
“Elaina glanced at Svilgt Tydun’s arm where a mesmerizing scar curved around then turned sharply, weaving around his forearm. It almost looked like a thyliani flower.” Southern Alliance
Three rings followed by a pause-All citizens go inside the barrier.
Constant ring- All warriors meet at the bell tower.
One ring followed by a pause-Citizens stay inside your home. All warriors meet at the bell that is ringing.
Coming September 17, 2021
The telepaths are teetering between fighting with the Northern cities and forming an alliance with Bern Village in the South. Unicorns refuse to work with telepaths and are recovering from their own, devastating battle. Dragons still fear the telepaths, even though they depend upon them to remain sane. Elaina is trying to keep her world from tearing itself apart. Cities across Vastus are in turmoil as truces going back generations unravel.
Rada, a shapeshifter, arrives on the space station orbiting Vastus. The desperate residents on Vastus Station are busy, trying to maintain life support and replenish dwindling food supplies. Meanwhile, rumors of dragons on a small, forgotten world are spreading among the races who have been fighting a war that has brought everyone near extinction. Now battleships are searching for Vastus…
Cover Art by: Harkalé Linaï