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beginnings

grydscaen: beginnings

Follow the lives of the main characters as they come together in the back story to grydscaen: retribution, the first volume of the grydscaen saga.

Faid is tired of life on the run in the Echelons, trying to keep his psychic power in check; he founds the Packrats establishing a safe haven for psychics. As a hacker he uses his jack to support his neurocyne habit.

Lino is recruited by the Psi Faction and is sent on a mission to kidnap Faid. Riuho, Lino’s half brother becomes a prisoner of the Elite military and they experiment on him, train him and subject him to mind control, then send him out on a mission.

On his return, Riuho is set on escaping and recruits Faid who hacks into the Psi Faction systems. They escape and return to the Packrats leading up to the start of grydscaen: retribution.

retribution

grydscaen: retribution – vol 1

Riuho and Faid escape from the Psi Faction and go to the Packrats for refuge. Faid unfortunately loses control of his psi and must return when he goes psi crit. Riuho becomes the interim leader of the Packrats and joins the Terror Hack in an attack against the SenseNet and the Zone Police. They infiltrate the SenseNet and take down the installation and steal the kedek cell that allows mobile frames to teleport.

Feeling a bad turn on the horizon, Riuho has his memory wiped to protect the Packrat’s secrets and leaves the Sprawl and goes up against Lino who is sent to capture him and bring him back to the Psi Faction. After a drawn out psychic battle Riuho is captured and they go about the painful process of reinstating his memory.

Riuho is rescued from the Psi Faction by the Packrats and then goes on a rampage against Lino using the Packrats as his personal army to settle the vendetta with his half-brother. The Terror Hack along with the Packrats set off a bomb in the City that kills Lino’s mother. Lino is dead set to get revenge on Riuho, but Riuho has another plan in mind to violate Lino and take away his freedoms.

utopia

grydscaen: utopia

Lino Dejarre is the son of the Viceroy of the Pacific Territories. A graphic design student at art college, he has the normal drama of college life – relationships, classes, exams. But Lino is different; he has psychic power which he doesn’t want anyone to know about.

One day he gets a letter from the Psi Faction, a government-run military organization asking him to a recruitment meeting. He undergoes a battery of psychic tests to see if he qualifies for the program. Should he take the position?

If he is recruited he will have to give up everything he knows. Will he leave his best friend, what about his cousin or his actor boyfriend? Is he mature enough to graduate from college early and join the elite psychic force, called the Psi:Ko. Find out in grydscaen: utopia, the prequel to grydscaen: beginnings.

war

grydscaen: war – vol 2

Lino gets some shocking news when a journalist announces on the newsfeed that he will be mate paired to the Emperor’s son, Gloughster Illian. Upset by the news, Lino has to take it in stride. He cannot go against the wishes of the Viceroy and the Emperor of the Pacific Territories.

Just as he starts to accept the idea, the Atlantea Federation attacks the City with a deadly fighting force of enhanced psychic soldiers called the Jannai. The Psi Faction’s Trance Channeler is compromised and Gloughster must make a decision and become the official Trance Channeler to Lino, who is forced into a new position as the Sub Viceroy.

The City becomes a battlefield as a new Atlantea Federation foe emerges, the Trance Channeler Isk. Along with his Jannai, Isk goes after Lino and Gloughster attacking the Psi Faction. But an unlikely ally comes to the rescue.

Find out the fate of the City, the Echelons and the Zone in Volume 2 of the grydscaen saga, grydscaen: war.

tribute

grydscaen: tribute

The short stories that make up the science fiction anthology grydscaen: tribute focus on the hackers in the series. Intrusion, infiltration, government overreach, selling data, smuggling psi inducer drugs, and social engineering—it is all covered.

When the young adult Faid is solicited by George, the rich and powerful member of the corporate board of the SenseNet, Faid’s life in the Echelons drastically changes. Besides becoming George’s host, Faid starts the Packrat hackers and embarks on his mission of taking down the government and stopping them from rounding up psychics for experimentation. Faid recruits Acolyte from the Terror Hack to run an elite group of hackers called the Acolytes. When Raven, a hacker known for getting away clean, gets confronted on a job with Faid. It is not too long until the government tracks him down. And we meet Rom, the homeless psychic. But he is hiding something. He just might be the most elite hacker the Packrats have. Intrigue, fast-paced action, and technology, grydscaen: tribute shows where the hackers rule. Whose side are you on?

grydscaen: alliance — vol 3

Lino Dejarre has to take up his position as the Viceroy and see to the political posturing that being the head of the City, the Echelons and the Zone entails. The first thing he has to do is carry out the Trance Channeler’s punishment. What are the consequences for the Trance Channeler giving away secrets to the enemy?

While Lino struggles with his new found responsibilities, the Packrats continue their support to the Psi Faction. But Faid is growing restless and swears that the Packrats will go back to fighting the government. A shake up in the power structure comes to the Packrats leaving a core group of their fighting force without a leader. Will a new leader keep the fighters in Faid’s court or block him at any opportunity available?

The Jannai are beginning to attack closer to home. What happens when they hit their target? Find out in grydscaen: alliance, the third volume in the grydscaen cyberpunk series.

inssurection

grydscaen: insurrection – vol 4

The Psi Faction team is deployed to the battleship Escalon on a major campaign to attack the Atlantea Federation. Sati Ima, now an ace fighter pilot, is stationed back on the Escalon and reunites with Blue his best friend from when they were both test subjects at the Psi Faction. The Atlantea Federation attacks the Pacific Territories’ battle fleet with their ultimate weapon the Dionysis Air Fortress. Brutal battles occur as the two fleets attack each other leaving no quarter. But the battles aren’t the only thing going on. Sati has a mouth on him and his ability to keep his behavior in check is questioned more than once by his squadron leader. The Atlantea Federation also has an ace pilot, and Sati is hard-pressed to match him, trying his best to keep from being shot down. The fleet travels closer to the Atlantea Federation homeland as Lino gets some unexpected news. What he can’t figure out is why a Trance Channeler comes to the Escalon with Anis his cousin. Something is going on and Lino wants to know exactly what it is before he makes any decision as the Viceroy. Find out what is in store for the Psi Faction team in grydscaen: insurrection, the fourth volume in the grydscaen series.

dissonance_book

grydscaen: dissonance

What is the breaking point when there are no dreams left? For those outside the pristine city, poverty, war, and radiation sickness are all a reality in the postapocalyptic, battle-worn Pacific Territories. The child soldier Natsuki fights for her freedom in Shalany, trying to stop the advancing Jannai hordes. The refugee Toshiharu flees across the Zone from the Atlantea Federation.

Their stories show a glimmer of hope in a world at war. We find out where Blue got his name from and how he arrived at the Psi Faction. We learn how Kira from the Elite Military Installation became a clandestine psychic operative at the Psi Faction. grydscaen: dissonance tells the lost stories of the series. Dive into the sci-fi tech, noir cyberpunk anthology set in the dystopian world of grydscaen. Whose side are you on?