Marcus was in front of him. Liam stopped, confused.
What have you done? Marcus demanded.
Liam’s control faltered. “I’m sorry!” He wept.
You know our teachings on revenge, Marcus said sternly. Licinious will die in agony.
Suddenly, irrationally angry, Liam straightened. “How can you defend him after what he did? To you, to Mom, to my birth parents, to everyone we cared about?”
I’m not defending him, Marcus said quietly, but how does that make it right?
With a howl of despair and emotional agony, Liam dashed forward through the shade of his father, blindly running into the sewers.
One could understand why Liam was angry. He was orphaned at the age of two by a group of giant carnivorous insects called the chitin. Adopted by High Councilor Marcus and his wife, Lidia, Liam was raised with their older son, Randolf in New Olympia, the last remaining city on the planet Etrusci. As an adult, Liam becomes a soldier. After being cut off from the city, Liam finds that there is an alien intelligence behind the chitin. To defeat it, he must discover who he is and how to use his powers. Then Liam discovers that a traitor, responsible for his birth parents’ deaths, had murdered his beloved foster parents. Will the price he has to pay in his quest for vengeance prove to be an even more unbeatable foe?
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