political group wants to kill Justin Imperiale. It would be simple for
Justin to have them killed but he seeks a method that will teach a
lesson about trying to kill the King of Averon.
With things back under control, Justin then addresses trade problems.
another very pretty lady has arrived at the battlewagon that Interdicts
Corin. Is the lady someone who can be useful to Justin or someone who
will try to kill Justin?
then is able to add two more Kingdoms to his growing list. At one of
the handover ceremonies, a paranormal talent tries to control Justin.
The attempt fails, but gives Justin an idea.
If Justin can flim flam a lot of people, he can get Corin declared an advanced civilization.
Justin does obtain an interplanetary spacecraft and sets out to travel to the headquarters of the Galactic Federation.
Justin travels through the space keyhole that makes interplanetary
flight practical, he realizes that he's traveling through a higher
dimensional space. Justin struggles to understand exactly what a higher
dimensional space is.
and crew do get to the headquarters of the Galactic Federation and they
do get a hearing, after some adventure. He then faces trouble from the
South Continent nation of Argentum. The trouble makes no sense, unless
Imperiale becomes the King of Averon, when the old king dies.Justin
then begins to eliminate useless parts of the government, so that his
subjects get more for their money.
aircraft carrier launched warbirds that attempted to kill Justin. He
then investigates why the aircraft carrier was so far from it's home
base. To conduct the investigation Justin sends in a platoon of
Averonian Airborne Rangers. It gets nasty, but that's why Justin sent in
problem develops in the nation of Mande, in Ifrequeh. A warlord claims
to run the country and takes a number of hostages. Some of the hostages
are Averonian citizens. Justin goes in to rescue the hostages and, while
he's at it, make himself the King of Mande. The expedition turns out to
be more complicated and more dangerous than Justin imagined.
Justin returns to Averon, he finds that a rebel Duke is attempting to
elevate himself to King of Averon. Justin could militarily defeat the
rebel Duke, but a lot of people would die. Justin is the King of all of
the Averonians and he can't just sentence a lot of his subjects to
death. Justin must figure a way to defeat the rebel Duke with a minimum
then finds that the New World South Continent Nation of Capara is, in
effect holding original inhabitant coffee plantation workers as slaves.
Justin contacts the ruling Aurano of the South Continent Empire and
finds that there is no practical way that the Empire can free the
slaves, without a ruinous war. Justin must find a better way.
Holt was working as a programmer in San Diego. He was attacked by his
supervisor and defended himself. As a result, almost no one in San Diego
would hire him.
then lucked into a database programmer job with a company that turned
out to be in the going out of business. He made a lot of money betting
against the company where he worked. However, he still can't get a job,
in San Diego.
Jim helps solve the murder of a federal drug snitch. As a reward, he
gets a job as a sort of overseer programming expert at a local military
then seems that the wife of the Commanding Officer at the military
base, where Jim works, thinks that the maids that she inherited are no
more than slaves.
Jim finds himself in the middle of a joint Mexican/USA investigation into the matter of the slave maids.
quite a bit of investigation, it seems that the problem is one of
politics. The powerful people who are recruiting girls from poor Mexican
villages to be slave maids may be too politically powerful to be
Jim, with the help of some Mexican Judicial Police comes up with a possible solution.
Jim also meets a very pretty lady, named Fiona.
with the help of Fiona, a sort of private investigator named Margie and
a Mexican Judicial Policewoman named Maria, manage to identify the head
of the slave operation.
Jim then comes up with a plan to see that the head of the slave operation is punished.
Dorset, to the immediate North of Averon, faces a problem, bankruptcy or become one of Justin Imperiale's Kingdoms.
is forced to fight a being from Zarel, a high gravity world. The
challenge makes no sense, as the high gravity world mog can't get close
enough to Justin to hurt him; unless the high gravity world mog uses
then manages to set up a visit to an eastern nation called Shindhu. The
visit is supposedly about trade and child labour. However, Justin seeks
to steal a Lord Vorell scroll from Shindhu.
is then faced with two micro revolts in New World Kingdoms. The problem
is off world interference almost certainly orchestrated by Arvion,
demigod of the sky. The off worlders have set a trap that Justin avoids.
ideas from the new Lord Vorell scroll, the mind of a would be assassin
and a machine, intended to trap him, Justin builds a working
He then has to fight a war in Mande.
Justin fights a mind battle with a paranormal talent, almost certainly sent by Arvion.
A maybe ghost, maybe God, visits Justin.
Nation of Dunvar is preparing to invade the Kingdoms of Bjornmark,
Kjelmer and Nordveg. Justin manages to blackmail Dunvar politicians and
delay the war. He then arranges for the assassination of the Leader of
Dunvar and pushes the war further back. Finally Justin manages to
elevate the President of Dunvar from figurehead to a position of power.
radicals invade Justin's Palace and are dealt with. He then prepares to
set up a new Kingdom of Nordheim, in the North of the Old World.