By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Alector's selection occurs numerous thousand years prior to the occasions chronicled within the Legacies Trilogy, on the time whilst Corus is governed by means of the Talent-magic of the Duarchy. The Myrmidons of Justice command the skies driving their fearsome pteridons.
As the Alector Colonel of Myrmidons, Dainyl is the fourth optimum rating army officer of the Duarchy. Alectors are a race except the conventional population of Corus, from one other global. yet there's a uprising brewing opposed to them.
Captain Mykel is a tender officer most likely gifted and unaware that, should still he ever realize that expertise, his existence is forfeit. For Mykel isn't really an Alector, and basically Alectors are allowed to take advantage of expertise.
The uprising spirals uncontrolled, spurred via treachery, corruption, and greed -- and aided via the re-appearance of the traditional soarers, a delicate humanoid race of flying beings idea to became extinct. A bad struggle is brewing, and one, or either one of those males are the one ones who may perhaps stand opposed to it.
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