Marcus Medina (born Marcus Lorenzo Medina-Smith) was born in Dallas, Texas on November 20, 1983. The University of Texas in Dallas graduate earned a Bachelors of Arts in World History and a minor in Political Science. He was Honorably Discharged from active duty and eight years of military service as a decorated Iraqi war veteran. After living over a year in poverty, he was offered a English teaching job in South Korea and moved to Shanghai after three years to pursue his Masters in Chinese History at Shanghai University, where he is currently attending. Since 2014, he recruited Gladys "rin" Betiles to be the primary illustrator of Yscariot where they will continue on to subsequent projects under the same name.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.
Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.
The energy-based aliens believe in a system of trial by battle. They seek to push Shane and his friends into the arena with the ones who killed their parents. The results will determine if humans deserve to live, or if they should be made extinct as well. It's up to Shane to keep his friends—and an army of kids who look up to him—alive. They'll be fighting not just for their own lives, but for the fate of the entire human race. Can the enemy of Shane's enemy be his friend, or is this just another species determined to exploit and destroy them?