A confidence man. A liar. A monster. Flynn has seen himself for what he
really is and has resolved to pay for everything. Even if it means
spending the rest of his days locked in Civilis, a tower prison for
society’s unwanted – “half-humans” gifted by the fallout of
nuclear holocaust centuries past.
Jean, a prisoner in the neighboring cell, has different ideas and despite
himself, Flynn finds himself joining her daring escape. After
rescuing her friend Mack, the three flee Civilis as Flynn pieces
together the hours before his capture and finds himself drawn to an
abandoned facility where a rift to another world opens at his
Together they will venture farther beyond the stars than humanity ever
imagined, find others like them that will never belong, and tangle
with forces both ancient and immortal. They stand alone, hated and
scorned – and the last hope of making things right in a cosmos gone
As reality nears its final days, worlds fall to ruin. A benevolent god
is shackled, and when freed, will create a new one … allowing only
the pure of heart. A company of seven have united on a bloody quest
to stop him, but have little hope of emerging victorious.
The outcasts are adrift–they have a mission but no means to fulfill it.
Airia Rousow, the fallen goddess who set them on their path, is gone.
Guardian Poe, her intended successor, believes deification will
absolve him of his sins and his remorse alike. And Zella Renivar,
daughter of the Living God, is still hunted by her father’s agents,
drawing danger on them all.
Trapped in this storm, Flynn is able to find and open the ways between
worlds, but cannot discern which path is the right one. Since losing
the trust of his closest friend, the temptation to fall back on his
former, deceitful ways with grows with every crisis he faces.
Lucas Aubrey Paynter hails from the mythical land of Burbank, California,
where there are most likely no other writers at all.
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