Updated: Jan 27
Twin brothers, Zakan and Javek have been chosen by the god Aztra to save the Chrêt race from annihilation. The twin planets Saecula and Trychnos have a galaxy’s wealth of gemstones beneath their surface. The Chrêt on Trychnos have despoiled their planet by mindless quarrying and their ruthless Leader, Rhondal, plans to invade Saecula to do the same.
But powerful forces in both the living and the dead of the Seven Worlds have sworn to destroy Trychnos and the Chrêt race if this happens.
Deep within the bowels of Trychnos lies a magical mirror, made of one perfect diamond by the god Aztra herself. Whoever gazes into Aztra’s Mirror—if they survive the Mirror’s gazing back into them—will have power beyond their wildest dreams. If they do not survive, they will pay a price beyond imagination.
Zakan and Javek want no more than to live as simple acolytes to the Grand Vizier in their pastoral village. But the god Aztra herself calls them to the challenge of the Mirror. Driven by Aztra’s calling, aided by saints, sinners, sorcerers, and the dead of both planets, they set out to find Aztra’s Mirror and use its power to save the Chrêt.
If they fail both planets and the Chrêt race will cease to exist.
But the Mirror has its price. And it will be paid.
About Charles Freedom Long
Charles Freedom Long writes science fiction about what might be. Psionics, multi-sensory human beings, telepathy, telekinesis, precognition, clairsentience, energy medicine, awareness and ongoing communication between the living and the dead as a fact of daily life, and how that might affect the life and philosophy of a world.
A psychologist who is also a medium, he talks with deceased people all the time. So, with the help of some friends on both sides of the veil called death, he began writing science fiction from a spiritualist point of view.
He has lived and worked in the U.S, Canada, England and Africa, and seen how what we might think is “the way things are” is not necessarily the way other people see it. He’s now happily living the life of a hermit in the boonies of Western New York, with his wife and three Maltese dogs. And finally getting the time to write and read all those books he said he would.