Following a momentous journey across space, two groups of Helvenans are locked in a struggle for survival on the strange, virgin planet they have named Kelanni. Their long journey over, the exiles from the planet Helvena must now carve out a new existence. But the stain of war still blights the two factions - the hubbers with their strict caste system, now enforced by the new, fearsome keltar in their flying cloaks, and the free community of rimmers.
Jake Jennings thought a camping trip would be a great way to reconnect with his family. But when he mysteriously disappears after heading off in search of firewood, his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Alexis, are left all alone in the woods, searching, hoping, and for the time being, surviving. Four college friends are on their way to spend a weekend in the woods for a college research project and, of course, a little partying. But as they near their destination, they are run off the road by another car.
"utter, unadulterated tripe"
Brings gritty realism to the nightmare of an overwhelming invasion of Earth. This is not "slam-bam-welcome-to-Earth" stuff. This could happen.
Richard Griffon and Elijah Parrish are two down-on-their-luck private detectives who barely scrape by on meager earnings they get from chasing cheating spouses. Desperate for cash, they take on what they think is a routine job to track down Angela, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, and her bodyguard Talia. Angela is a spoiled and bored socialite who drifts aimlessly from one party to another, in and out of rehab.
Five planetary turns have passed since Humans were driven from the planet Kelanni. Keris learns of an ancient record that purports to tell the true origins of her people, and of a being named Ash who has manipulated their development for his own purposes. But is the record true, or merely another cynical attempt by Humans to exploit the power of Lodestone...?
A tenuous truce between Shylmahn and humans had kept the peace for more than five years, but there was never a doubt as to who were the masters of the planet. Earth belonged to the Shylmahn. But the Britton Family, waging a clandestine war with the invaders for 30 years, had one last desperate, insane plan to get their world back. Succeed or fail, it would change the face of the planet forever. Genesis is the final book in the Shylmahn trilogy.
The invasion had ended long ago. The remnants of humanity survived as best they could on reservations or in tiny communities out of sight of the masters of the planet. Most had never known a world not dominated by the Shylmahn, content now to live out their lives in the shadows. Some were not content.
With her old adversary Glaisne now loose on Helvena along with the fey creature Ash, Keris of the Kelanni must risk everything by awakening an ancient power so dangerous that it could destroy both worlds.