"Late one night on January 14th 2007, I woke in the early hours of the morning from a dream. That dream was the following opening to where I started to write. This is taken directly from that file, as I keep everything. (Bonkers I know, I have hundreds.)" - Dawn Chapman, author of The Secret King
Chapter 1: Evacuation
Kendro moved nearer his open office window, once again watching their dying sun setting for the night, too tired even to think—three days too tired. Rubbing his eyes, he stroked down the sides of his temple. A blue tinge of Croex energy from his fingers lit his royal birthmark in a rainbow of colours, the energy not reaching his weary mind. His broad shoulders seemed to have shrunk over the past three days.
Three tiers up in the royal palace, he glanced at the view below, making out soldiers in their dark uniforms as they loaded belongings onto shuttles in the growing twilight. The sight weighed upon his soul. He turned, regarding his empty office stripped of everything, but the desk and two chairs. Best to do what work I can, before they come for these, too.
- Captain Sheve Hadi – Mate of Katya
- Doctor Katya Brie - Main Ship's Doctor
- Doctor Vawn
- Commander Vax
- Science Officer Lynj
- Chief Engineer Zyler