L. S. King has been published in Deep Magic, The Sword Review, Dragons, Knights & Angels, Digital Dragon Magazine, Residential Aliens, and more. Two of her stories were selected for The Sword Review's "Best of..." Anthologies. She has worked as a submissions editor and a copy editor on several magazines and was a founding editor of the online magazine, Ray Gun Revival. She currently is working on novels in the Deuces Wild series and the Sword's Edge Chronicles.
The Interdependency—humanity’s interstellar empire—is on the verge of collapse. The extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible is disappearing, leaving entire systems and human civilizations stranded.
Emperox Grayland II of the Interdependency is ready to take desperate measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth—or at the very least an opportunity to an ascension to power.
While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are prepare for a civil war. A war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as it will between spaceships and battlefields.
The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, as are her enemies. Nothing about this will be easy... and all of humanity will be caught in its consuming fire.
The Interdependency Series
1. The Collapsing Empire
2. The Consuming Fire
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Marcalan is haunted by secrets. He learned early on not to tell anyone about his alien ancestry. It would only bring shame on his family if people knew. Not to mention the trouble he'd be in if anyone found out he's dared to fall in love with his Thane’s niece.
As for her, Tam is unsure of herself, and now, living in the city where she's heir to the Thane, she feels even more alone, especially with her alien abilities. Her uncle is determined to use her to access the fabled portal and its secrets.
Opening that portal could change the world: literally change it. On the other side is the technology of the aliens whose DNA gave Marcalan and Tam their special gifts and could bring to their people advanced technology and advanced civilization, and the loss of everything they love.
They could lose control of their secrets.
They could lose one another.They could even lose their lives.