Opening Novella of the Lillith Chronicles
Lillith, middle-aged wife, mother, and ordinary house-mare, is caught by the mind-meld summons of the newborn Supreme Don heir. "I'm too old," she wails to her husband as she wings her way frantically to the baby's side, accepting an unbreakable lifetime connection. Shortly after, she begins to develop extraordinary new talents not seen among her species in years.
Despite her initial worries, she copes with the heir's childhood, adolescence, and early adult traumas. But, when he refuses to accept his birthright at a time of danger for both their species, she seeks a way to push him out of his melancholy and into contact with the feared human colonists for help.
The world is Gareeth, earth-like in many ways. The year is 1214 after the first mind-meld. And 400 years earlier, the human colonists established themselves as war-like beings, scaring the native intelligent species into hiding. How will they react? Will Lillith, Joedon, and their people survive the first contact?
This novella covers the first forty-three years of the Lillith-Joedon mind-meld. The first three chapters of EMERGENCE, the continuation, are also included. The Lillith Chronicles series includes eight novels and three novellas.