My tall dark hero died.
Some say it was his gift that took him away; others say The Institution got to him. But either way, my destiny didn’t die with him.
I’m Amanda. My gift is to read the memories of the living and communicate with the dead. To The Institution, I’m a clairaudient. That makes me high on their list of gifteds who need to be normalized.
The Institution is hunting down every gifted person they can find to… fix them. Its mission ripped families apart and had claimed one of the most powerful gifteds I’d ever known, the matriarch of my family. Now there was just me; a pregnant girl, whose closest remaining family was the ragtag group of gifteds formerly taught by her Grandmother.
“Stay under The Institution’s radar,” was the first rule we all learned. And now I had a target on my back.
But the bounty on my head is much deeper than that. I’m being hunted by The Institution under the orders one of its founders, my mother.
And I’m not sure if it matters if I’m dead or alive.
Kao was more than just a Dark Warrior, his kills and success rate put him on the fast track to becoming a legend in the Unknowns. So when he received orders to eliminate a potential threat to demon-kind, he was up for the challenge. But in his attempts to carry out his assignment, he quickly discovered that claiming victory will prove far more difficult than he anticipated.
Marked as “unchanged” and falling out of favor, his adversaries have riddled his path with distractions and ploys to overtake him. Now thrown into a quest to discover the keys to unleashing the Reckoning, Kao’s every action brings him closer to revealing the darkest secrets of the kingdom. But will he be able to put it all together in time to ignite the rise of the Unknowns?
“Dust and darkness concealed each of the fierce warriors in the pit as they quickly mastered their skill securing their survival. Kao ripped through the last beast and was catching his breath even its body collapsed in twain. It was official; he had conquered the pit like a true dark warrior.”