I await thee, Iara—the Book of Elem
A planet said to be heaven itself is about to appear in the firmament. The armies of the Empire and rebel factions prepare to stake their claims but an ancient evil has emerged and its eyes have been fixed upon Iara for millennia.
A runaway farm boy and a cult apprentice will both find themselves drawn into the core of this conflict. Their destinies are tangled with those of the Empire, the rebellion, the Church of Elem, a menagerie of monsters, and the universe itself.Heresy, fellowship, valor, and darkness will all emerge—and be tested to the breaking point.
The galactic Empire is divided by violence. A final battle approaches, one that could end the war once and for all. If the right choice is made. But what is right?
Tesek could escape the Navy and the violence and the lies. Instead, he chooses to stay and fight with his friends. But in battle there are few choices. Who will live and who will die? Can he face the ultimatum without losing himself?
Zymar cannot untangle himself from hypocrisy. Now a hero amongst the Thrik, he attempts to guide the self-destructive cult into survival. In so doing, he will face choices that cannot be taken without changing. With old beliefs shattered, it is time to choose new ones.
Osrua faces colossal disappointment on Iara—the Heaven-Planet. In the absence of miracles, doubts begin to grow. Heaven itself proves to be hostile and even God will not claim his own name. What choice do you have? Fight or die? Believe or deny?