Gam is nearly overrun by the murderous klyf. Kaska rises to the challenge and changes the face of both the galaxy and the universe.
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Kesht is the third novel in The Kaska Trilogy. After finding and saving Pmat for the Tunkati, Kaska discovers that his Laikem friends have an implacable and extremely deadly enemy at home on Gam where they have been dormant for ages. The klyf prove themselves numerous, vicious and merciless, especially when joined by one of Kasks's adopted, rebellious Kateling Tkat. Tragedies accumulate to the point that Kaska goes temporarily mad and reveals the awesome power of his khemba as he seeks vengeance for personal losses. Still, intellect and reason prevail as trauma piles upon trauma to force Kaska to deal out sagacious solutions in order to preserve his achievements, family and friends. The Laikem, on being saved, discover an amazing truth about themselves and the Tunkati, masters of incandescence, deem Kaska the sage of the galaxy. He rules Gam not with an iron fist but with a crystal heart.
Unbelievably, the McCaskills, the Laikem and the Tunkati joined together and left Gam for a time and she could not fathom the reason behind it. Paravol knew they would return because Kaska was not one to abandon FATE and it was truly unusual to see the Laikem depart when their signature chemicals claimed the land. Yet, when Chakepyx finally appeared near Shemakuvinal's chuva, even though the female was gone and the brood safely away, the klyf were suddenly accosted by the Laikem's new friends and defeated thoroughly. That was the most inspiring sight in centuries for her.
The ways of life can be strange, certainly unforeseen. It is said that what goes around, comes around, whatever that means. It is clear that chance, in its myriad of unpredictable forms, often brings about the means by which the beginning of a circle's journey returns to finish it. So it was that Paravol languished helplessly when Chakepyx released the giant ice particles from space to harass his opponents. One of them came down on the beach and neatly severed her crystal prison in two parts. She sprawled out of the aged cup and lay in the sand for three days before moving or even daring to believe her luck.