By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Alector's selection occurs numerous thousand years earlier than the occasions chronicled within the Legacies Trilogy, on the time while Corus is governed by means of the Talent-magic of the Duarchy. The Myrmidons of Justice command the skies using their fearsome pteridons.
As the Alector Colonel of Myrmidons, Dainyl is the fourth maximum score army officer of the Duarchy. Alectors are a race except the traditional population of Corus, from one other international. yet there's a uprising brewing opposed to them.
Captain Mykel is a tender officer very likely proficient and unaware that, should still he ever observe that expertise, his lifestyles is forfeit. For Mykel isn't an Alector, and merely Alectors are allowed to exploit expertise.
The uprising spirals uncontrolled, spurred through treachery, corruption, and greed -- and aided by way of the re-appearance of the traditional soarers, a delicate humanoid race of flying beings concept to became extinct. A negative struggle is brewing, and one, or either one of those males are the one ones who may perhaps stand opposed to it.
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