The Erthring Cycle Author:Wayland Drew The raid on a Kanik village was the supreme test for Alcheringian boys on the brink of manhood - a chance to prove their courage. Asa was scouting ahead, nervous, excited, lost in private thoughts. He was not prepared when the god soared above the trees without warning, its eyes like tiny suns blazing, its voices deafening, like thunder. Asa ...... more » more »was determined to die fighting and to take the god with him if he could. He screamed a war cry as he held his lance ready. He braced himself for the attack but the god was gone as suddenly as it had appeared. This made Asa wonder why his people lived in fear of the gods, why the elders insisted that they follow old ways blindly when new ways might be better. Questions tormented Asa and he vowed to find the answers - though it meant defying the elders and challenging the gods themselves.
Time was running out for the Project and everyone was feeling the pressure. If there was no major breakthrough soon, certain factions would demand that changes be made. The fate of Alcheringia was at stake. Recent visual transmissions from field units had given some hope for the future, though. Hope in the form of a defiant young abor with a red hand painted across his face. « less« less