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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


grydscaen: the seal maker

Jaiden Pierce is a cybersecurity jet jockey working for the Zone Police investigating a terrorist attack at the Astor South subway station four years ago. Plagued with flashbacks from the tragedy, Jaiden looks for clues in the high tech virtual reality playground known by illicit hackers as the gridscan. When five teenagers are found murdered with barcodes on their foreheads, and extremist propaganda from the radical activist group Velvet Hour increases on the gridscan like it did four years ago before the attack, Jaiden calls on Xander Storm, a former member of the Zone Police clandestine psychic unit. Jaiden’s investigation connects an online heist of one million credits with an imminent threat involving advanced DNA-based nanomachine technology and the bio hacker Hiro Yamaguchi, an 18 year old misanthrope who is tacitly linked to Velvet Hour. Can Jaiden solve the case before another terrorist attack occurs? Find out in the seal maker, the fourth installment in the cyberpunk grydscaen novella series which includes the cyberpunk thriller, A Storm’s Coming, the follow on tech noir tale, Rogue and the hacktivist jaunt, Read Only Memory.

grydscaen: dark

A clandestine meet in cover of darkness in the Echelons’ slums occurs with Top Secret intel on the stock market changing hands. The insider tip gets the gothic hacker Jester engaged in a high tech game. Parliament votes to lower harsh stock market regulations fueling the Corporation’s bottom line, a payoff from ministers whose campaigns were propped up by prohibited corporate political donations. Ordered by Jester, the teenage hacker Rom infiltrates the largest high volume brokerage house causing wild gyrations in trading volume. When Jester triggers an insidious stock market payload all hell breaks loose threatening the pristine City. Will Zoon, the powerful Triumvirate leader of the Elite government get pulled into the fray. Can Raven, the government hacker put the cryptic clues together before the market crashes? Find out in grydscaen: dark. Whose side are you on?


grydscaen: desecration – vol 5

The convergence comes bringing glimpses of the future. With this change, old enemies direct the timestream in the Atlantea Federation’s favor. Gloughster, the trance channeler, must evolve to support Lino as the newly crowned Emperor of the Pacific Territories. Tragedy abounds as the Escalon continues towards the Atlantea Federation homeland and Lino must face events affecting those closest to him. What stake do the Eleni have as they influence from the shadows? The Psi Faction’s tour on the battleship Escalon brings intrigue and betrayal as the saga continues in grydscaen: desecration.


grydscaen: metropolis

Lino Dejarre returns to the City and must pick up the mantle of leadership as the Atlantea Federation terrorizes the border. Brokering a deal with the neighboring United Municipalities, Lino must make political maneuvers to remove the blemish of his trance channeler’s mistakes. When the Atlantea Federation operative Riuho attacks the Packrats, Faid is faced with the daunting task of confronting the former Packrat leader. The stakes couldn’t be higher when Riuho’s lies bring chaos and threaten Faid’s life. Can the Packrats survive? Find out in grydscaen: metropolis.


grydscaen: atonement

A critical mistake made long ago haunts Faid Callen. With the Packrat factions in ruins, Faid must react to salvage everything his hackers stand for. Angered, Faid takes a critical step and swears revenge violating every rule in the Packrat Code. Will his hackers still follow him if he is no longer fit to lead? The safety of the City unravels as the trance channeler’s decisions bring danger. Can the Emperor, Lino Dejarre, restrain the turmoil before the City is destroyed or will circumstances rob him of his dream of peace and the end to war?


grydscaen: union

When the Atlantea Federation discards neutrality in space blocking resource satellites and supply lines, the Pacific Territories’ La Paz orbital military base bursts into action. The Psi Faction team joins the 8th space fleet and goes on the attack to save the colonies. Blue is sent on a retrieval mission into Atlantea Federation territory and must use every ounce of his combat training when his mobile frame is crippled. Can Lino Dejarre with his new found knowledge from the Convergence, determine Riuho’s plans before the Atlantea Federation destroys La Paz? Find out in grydscaen: union.

grydscaen: honour

Nathaneal Barjan’s mission to stop the Atlantea Federation is a success, but it comes with a high price. When the La Paz space fleet leads a surprise attack at the Jannassee Islands to stop the Atlantea Federation, Nathaneal is faced with a decision that will change his fate forever. As the Psi Faction team continues their space deployment, emotions run high as Isk and Riuho infiltrate La Paz. When the station comes under full assault, the Triumvirate recalls Lino Dejarre, who must travel back to the City only to find a psychic assassin on his trail. With the Emperor’s safety compromised, Faid secrets him to the Prophet’s Shrine in the Zone hoping to escape but little do they know a plot is underway that has implications for the royal family and the rule of the Empire. Find out the fate of Lino and the Psi Faction team in grydscaen: honour.

grydscaen: imperium

The mission of Faid Callen and the Packrat hackers was to rid the Echelons of the Elite government. In the penultimate climax to the grydsacen saga, Faid swore he would seek revenge for government exploitation of psychics. From posing as a high powered host to being the Emperor’s knight, he never took his eyes off the operation. Yet, will Faid’s manipulations derail Emperor Lino Dejarre’s ultimate goal of a lasting peace and the end to war? Faid takes his foot off the brakes as terrorism, the Elite government, and the Prophet religion grind to confrontation for this high powered conclusion to the grydscaen series. Hackers Unite. Hack Till You’re Dead. All Hail the Packrat Code!