A once-united people conquered and divided. It’s up to the children and grandchildren of the warring nations and tribes to build a better world; but each must overcome their own prejudices before they can be united again.
Each of the seven books explores a different point of view, starting with Kerrig, in Earther 27, who can just about remember the last battle of the invasion…
It’s not so easy to forgive and forget when you’re on the losing side.
Kerrig, Earther 27, is an angry, middle-aged man who has lived his whole life under foreign rule. He knows that one day the People will rise up against the Outsiders, and on that day he will stand with them. Until then, he works at his job in the mines, and holds himself apart from the Outsiders.
But then his life is uprooted, and he finds himself on the run with those he despises. One by one, all his certainties are destroyed, until he starts to question everything he thought he knew. Kerrig must make his peace with the past before he can change the future; but is it betraying the dead to forgive their killers?
The Avlem Burden
Coming winter 2019.