Bio: Born in Marysville, MI, Kerry grew up reading both fantasy and science fiction. Kerry's life was shaped by serving ten years in the USAF, which included a combat tour in Vietnam. He now resides in Texas with his wife, two children, and a cat.
Mikial Haran of the Datha Qurl preferred dancing over fighting, however a comrade's sacrifice drives her to find the source behind a foe's advanced weaponry. The one enemy she didn't expect to face was her own people. The one ally she didn't plan on being saved by was human.
The line between Savior and Destroyer becomes blurred as Mikial fights to free the world of Me'Auk from human occupation. On guard against a treacherous alliance with Earth, Mikial is blind to the danger from those she trusts most. They see the monster rising inside her, and will stop at nothing to prevent the return to a darker age when Throne Empresses ruled with an iron hand. As Mikial realizes the inherent danger, she must face off with the deadliest foe she has ever met--the tyrant within.
Mikial drags her reluctant people toward a tumultuous future where they can stand against human incursion as a united race. She learns that the true cost of leadership is paid in fraying friendships and strained alliances. It is the best time to discover love in another's arms. It is the worst time for humans to return to her world.
The last time Mikial's civilization turned on a savior, they were destroyed. Now Mikial is faced with repeating a disastrous history or defying it. Her people thought the humans had left for good. She believed otherwise. They were both wrong.
Archaeologist Richard Pinn returns to the ruins of an alien city to find out why its vanished race had abandoned him and his female Me'Aukin counterpart. For three hundred years, he and Jamie Brinwall had been little more than artifacts themselves. Humans found them as embryos kept barely alive in cryogenic tanks, but for what reason? Neither Rick, nor his corporate sponsors who intend on re-colonizing the world, are prepared for the truth that has waited for him with an undying vengeance.