The Resurrection Project was discussed in more length in my blog, in this post, (and this one is also relevant: To My 15-Year-Old Self) but in brief, it’s an ongoing experiment in using ideas from back when I first started writing in my teens, applying newer skills, and discovering what the result is.
The Jordan family, in particular, remained central to my creative life for several years, holding approximately the position that Gaia now does. Not all of the old Jordans material, or for that matter all the others of similar age, is salvageable, but I believe much more of it is than I really expected.
Jordans 1 – Renegade
A fantasy novel about fear and trust
Ten years ago, at the College where sorcerers and telepaths and lifewitches learn about their gifts: boy meets girl, girl discovers her own frightening abilities, boy loses girl when she runs away from the authorities who would condemn her for those abilities.
Ever since, Kisea has been in hiding as a renegade, with a new name, never staying anywhere long, never letting anyone find out too much about her. The uncommon telepathic gift that earns her blessings when she heals minds would, if anyone knew its full nature, evoke only fear and horror: controllers are, after all, monsters from a fireside tale.
The one person Kisea has ever trusted completely, during the interval between a childhood of inherited shame and an adulthood of paranoia, is the one person who knows what she is and the one person who would recognize her immediately – and he’s under an Oath to return any renegade to the College by any means necessary.
Ever since, Matt has been watching for her, and looking for a way to help. She’s still alive, at least; knowing what to watch for, the rumours and traces of an ever-moving half-siren mindhealer of extraordinary strength are unmistakable. Now in a position of considerable authority and responsibility, he believes he knows a way – if he can only find her and persuade her to listen to him.
She’s the last person he expects to trip over when his highborn cousin Kallima is kidnapped, but when the situation turns out to be far more complicated than it appeared, that unlikely chance could make all the difference for everyone involved.
Renegade has recently undergone some mild revisions and is currently planned to be my third official release, sometime in spring 2015. Watch http://prysmcat.com for updates on releases!