BRAND OF LIGHT is the exhilarating start of an epic new saga! Kendig at her best! ~Tosca Lee, New York Times Best-selling author
I am crazy excited to share with you the cover for BRAND OF LIGHT, the first book in my space opera series, The Droseran Saga. This is a book that has been in progress for 14 years. To be fair, it was set aside–but never forgotten–as I pursued a writing career and branding as an author of paramilitary suspense. But Marco refused to let me forget him or his journey. I have ached for this book to find its way to publication … and thanks to Steve Laube of Enclave Publishing, it is finally seeing the ink of press.
Not sure what “space opera” means? Think of Star Wars and Firefly. Think of Kathy Tyer’s Firebird. The easiest way to help people understand what BRAND OF LIGHT is to think of Dune meets Firefly. Sort of.
About the Book:
There’s a price on her head, and it has everything to do with the brand on her arm.
Tertian Space Coalition has blessed every planet in the quadrants with high technology, save one: Drosero. But in spite of their tenuous treaty with the ruling clans, TSC has plans for the backward planet. And they’re not alone.
After a catastrophic explosion, Kersei Dragoumis awakens in a derelict shuttle, alone, injured, and ignorant of the forbidden technology that has swept her into a nightmare. The brand she’s borne since childhood burns mysteriously, but the pain is nothing to that when she learns her family is dead and she is accused of their murders.
Across the quadrants, Marco Dusan responds to the call of a holy order-not to join them, but to seek a bounty. Gifted-or cursed-with abilities that mark him a Kynigos, a tracker sworn to bring interplanetary fugitives to justice, Marco discovers this particular bounty has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with prophecy. One that involves the hunter as much as the hunted.
I loved every second spent in this complex, beautiful, intense world. Ronie Kendig is a master storyteller. ~Lindsay Franklin, Award-winning author of The Story Peddler