The Lion’s Diamonds by Richard Auffrey
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB | 299 Kb
Cypher: Revolution: Joshua wakes from a crash with no memories of who he is or why he was going to the colony he landed on. A family takes him in and gives him a new life. Years later, he and his sister Caina find themselves on the run from an enemy hidden in the shadows of their government. With their loved ones scattered and hunted, the search for answers leads to some haunting questions about where Joshua came from and even what side he’s on. Betrayal is survival and loyalty could be fatal.
“A medic found him and led him into one of the transports. The bright interior made him blink, but he could see the hull was constructed with hexagonal shapes and the dominant color was a sterile white.
He caught his thin, gangly reflection in the wide windows that spanned the hull. Deep, liquid red eyes stared back at him. The two medics in the transport with him didn’t have red eyes. In fact, no one that he’d met so far looked like him. There was something odd and untouched about him that he couldn’t quite reconcile. He realized that everyone else he’d encountered so far had imperfections, small scars or weathered skin, but when he looked down at his hands he saw only smooth, perfect skin. Nothing about him told him anything.
The medic asked his name.
“Joshua,” he said, the answer coming easily.
“Surname or last name?” the dark-haired man asked.
Nothing came to mind so he shook his head.
“Do you know where you came from?”
Again, he had no answer for that. Was that odd? It seemed like he should know that.
“It’s amazing,” the medic said as he flashed a light in Joshua’s eyes, “that you don’t have a scratch on you. Not even a bruise. You’re very lucky.”