in conquest born Author:C.S. Friedman There were two civilizations born of the same human species, genetically engineered over countless generations into super-races following opposite roads to power: Braxi, patriarchal and militaristic, tailored for brute strength, dark physical beauty and ferocity in battle. And Azea, egalitarian, raised to master the powers of the mind, using te... more »lepathy to penetrate where mere weapons are powerless.
Braxi and Azea - two civilizations locked in a war ten millennia long, each sworn to annihilate the other. And now their ancient standoff is about to explode with a fury that will ignite their worlds.
For two leaders are rising - both misfits in their own societies, each seething with hatred for the other: Zatar, a secret telepath in telepath-fearing Braxi, fixated on the Braxi myth of a woman warrior who fights with the ferocity of the Braxana male. And the Azean Anzha lyu, a telepath of staggering ability ... and the very embodiment of Zatar's obsession. These two will turn ancient war into personal vendetta, and worlds will fall before their thirst for vengeance is slaked.« less