Adrian and Marcelle continue their quest to free the human slaves on the dragon planet of Starlight. While sword maiden Marcelle returns to their home planet in search of military aid, Adrian stays on Starlight to find his brother Frederick, hoping to join forces and liberate the slaves through stealth. Both learn that reliance on brute force or ingenuity will not be enough to bring complete freedom to those held in chains.
Adrian Masters continues his relentless march toward the bitterly cold Northlands of Starlight. Ravaged by a deadly disease and accompanied by two children, Adrian carries Marcelle in a vegetative state, hoping Alaph, king of the Northlands, will supply
a way to reunite her near-death body with her wandering spirit.
Time is of the essence. Invading soldiers from Major Four are marching toward the Southlands village to do battle against the dragon slave masters, but two great dangers awaitthe inescapable disease and the unpredictable Benefile, ageless and mysterious white dragons who will kill any infected humans.
All the while, Drexel, the murderer of Marcelle’s mother, has taken on an impervious disguise as a male Starlighter and is using hypnotic powers to gain control of Mesolantrum with his sights set on the entire kingdom. Adrian and Marcelle must battle to free the slav es on one world and protect their own world from Drexel’s malevolent plan or else the freed slaves will return to Major Four only to find another slave master. Performing both tasks seems impossible.
Hope remains in the guise of the little Starlighter Regina. Guided by Cassabrie, Starlight’s great liberator, Regina hopes to accompany Adrian step by step to thwart the plans of slave masters on both worlds.
After spending twenty years as a computer professional, Bryan Davis broke through with his best-selling series, Dragons in our Midst® (Living Ink). He is now a fulltime author with numerous books to his credit, including the following young adult fantasy series: Dragons in our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Children of the Bard, Echoes from the Edge, and Dragons of Starlight. Exocus Rising is the third release in the Tales of Starlight fantasy. Bryan lives with his wife, Susie, and their children in western Tennessee where he continues to dream up his imaginative tales.
Bryan’s novels have been readily accepted in schools worldwide, whether public, Christian (Protestant or Catholic), Jewish, or otherwise. Such is their wide appeal. For more information, see his website: http://www.daviscrossing.com.
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