Oppression breeds rebellion,
but freedom is just a dream,
until the time of prophecy,
written in the stars.
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Out of the darkest days the galaxy has ever known, a prophecy begins to unfold.
Desperate to bring new technology and knowledge under their evil control, The Loyalist attack a planet that has worked hard to bring the greatest minds together in a galactic effort to educate and share their races knowledge and cutltures. The best minds of many races together for the good of all. But the Loyalist think they should be under their control exclusively. The planet is destroyed, a handful of the people taken to a planet deep in an asteroid belt, where they are forced to build their own prison. As the prophecy foretold, two emerge from opposite sides, one a prisoner, the other a prince. Together they set into motion events that will have consequences they cannot even imagine.
And two stars burst to life as the first of the Prophecy begins.
As the saga continues in Satin and Steel, betrayal is next in the prophecy. One of the Loyalists best ship designers finds herself arrested by one of the notorious, elite soldiers of the Loyalists.
He knows the corruption that is destroying the party and all that he had believed in. In a daring escape, he takes the bright young woman and runs, straight for his enemy, and their only hope.
The Prophecy is born in despair. A planet destroyed, a race imprisoned. Four individuals from different corners of the universe, from both sides of the battle, learn that the strength that comes from within, is the spark that ignites and unifies a new push for freedom. As these four people come together, they bring their people with them to create a new force, one capable of facing the Loyalists.
"Larissa?" Sean whispered harshly as he backtracked his route. He pulled up short when he saw the Admiral holding her. The fires cast them in an eerie glow, a scene Sean would remember all of his life. He was terrified for the first time in his life--terrified for her. Sean knew Admiral Stevens well. He was a hard man to forget. This man haunted the children that ended up here. He was savior and demon. He sent you to hell so you learned what it was like; then, like God, he saved you. That was how he broke the minds of the children and molded them into what he wanted--an elite, Loyalist Soldier."Since when does a soldier of mine care about another? Did I not teach you anything? No emotion, no love, except that of the Loyalists. What is wrong with you?"
Sean's lip curled in disgust. "I am no longer your blind, obedient soldier. I've had a revelation. I can see what's going on around me. I'm no one's puppet any longer, and certainly not yours." He aimed at Stevens' head. "I said release her."