Years after Hidden City, not everyone is convinced that peace is possible. Battles in space are still common and people struggle to work through their differences. To prevent the strained peace treaties from falling apart, a new planet for prisoners is terraformed. While the planet is being prepared, all the prisoners are placed on a continent anxiously awaiting their fate where dangerous animals can tear through the prison’s defenses.
Calix became a dragon warrior to avoid shapeshifters who didn’t consider him one of them. Now he is struggling to accept himself as a telepath. As a Hidden City warrior, he sees the conflicts in space and understands why Vastus and Carcer are necessary. Can Calix conquer his fears and find value in his new skills?
Vastus is a four-book series that is told from multiple perspectives. The series follows a small group of Peace Bringers on an old, crumbling space station who are trying to stop a war by proving peace among their species is possible. They observe dragons, elves, humans, unicorns, and telepaths on a large island. A teen who is part elf, human, and telepath catches the Peace Bringers attention. Unfortunately, conflicts among the cities on Vastus make even desperate Peace Bringers skeptical.
Book 1: Flight to Bern Village
While a war rages in space, a revolutionary group of humans, shapeshifters, and telepaths gather to prove their races can live together in peace. They believe in peace enough to erase their memories and begin a primitive city on a secluded planet, Vastus.
Generations later, conflicts on Vastus force people to flee their city. Meanwhile, a few Peace Bringers arrive on a broken-down space station to observe the inhabitants on Vastus. What they see is anything but encouraging, and they must deal with problems of their own. Vastus Station is falling apart, and the relationships between the occupants are equally precarious.
Book 2: Dragon Warriors
Fresh from her escape in “Flight to Bern Village,” Elaina is now faced with entirely new challenges as she continues her warrior training. Bern Village is preparing for war against the combined might of the northern cities. Will Elaina’s past come back to haunt her? What will happen to the remaining dragon eggs that desperately need to hatch? And what of the other refugees fleeing the northern cities? Despite the tremendous risks, many, including Crevan’s family, brave the dangers as they too escape to Bern Village. Meanwhile, the increasing number of Peace Bringers are forced to flee their crumbling space station, seeking refuge in a small telepath ship, leaving them helpless and blind to the plight of those on the planet’s surface.
Book 3: 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 trying to maintain life support and replenish dwindling food supplies. 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…
In this final volume of the Vastus tetralogy, the telepaths have discovered stolen dragons on Vastus and are determined to capture and return them to Mendje. Humans and shapeshifters fear the telepaths will use the dragons to destroy their suffering civilizations. After generations of fighting, food is scarce in space. Remnants of the battle fleets are gathering around Vastus, desperate for its abundant resources. Those watching over the planet are suspected of treason and could be captured at any moment.
Elaina and Davu have been imprisoned in a strange and unfamiliar place that is nothing like they have ever encountered before. They discover secrets that have been hidden for generations as they fight to defend their home against ruthless invaders and assassins. The stakes are high as each species looks to this young warrior and her dragon to vanquish their enemies and bring closure to endless war.