The Republic Chronicles Book 1
by Joanna White
Genre: Epic Fantasy Adventure
years, Castre has governed itself apart from the Republic. But
Vaxon’s War has left the land and its people weakened and in
desperate need of aid. Now, many people feel it’s too late and
don’t want the Republic involved. Kyren’s lost everything, but
he’ll have to push aside his grief to be the king Castre needs him
to be. Kyren’s
forced to make a decision that will change his life forever, but he’s
been shoved into a corner with no other way to keep his daughter
Meanwhile, the Republic and the Magi are spread all across the galaxy, protecting people from men who crave power, just like Vaxon did. They’re on the brink of war and on top of that, one of the Magi Order’s own guilds has betrayed them. They’re now a Dark Guild, doing assassination contracts to kill innocent people. One of their targets is Ayka, one of the few Diplomats left in the Republic who still believes in the Father and who helps people more than she wants political power. Ayka’s life is now in the hands of the Magi, who place her in the protection of one of the most skilled Metal Mages in the galaxy. Falling for him and trying to get him out of his shell is difficult enough without adding in surviving the attempts on her life. Not to mention the people on Castre want the Republic to stay out of their affairs, but it’s Ayka’s job to represent them in the Republic Court.
While the best Guild in the entire Magi Order investigate an underground slave market, putting Zei Lin and his brother’s lives at risk, the Republic tries to avoid going to war with a race who wants nothing more than to see the Republic fall. A dark power is growing in the distant corners of the galaxy… with enough power to change the fate of the Republic and the Magi Order forever.
***Immerse yourself into this epic fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and the Chronicles of Narnia.***
Outside, the Kalli Mothership shot crystals from the outside of its hull. The main shape of it, created from ryde metal, was covered in a thick armor of crystals that they fired at the Republic Battleship. Inside Eternal Serpents’ Republic Battleship, their Shield Wizard, a centaur woman named Yin-Mae and her apprentice, Shu-Nei, worked together to form shields on the outside of the ship. They were reinforced by Khane, who used his water to coat the side of the Battleship that faced the Mothership in ice. From there, he formed the ice into long spears that he fired back at the crystals to intercept them.
Smaller Kalli Fighters emerged from the opening inside the Mothership and headed straight for them.
To her right, embedded into the wall of her Spacefighter, was a prism that connected to the other four Republic Spacefighters out there with her.
“See them?” Chi asked.
“On it,” came Quiyara’s reply. Air whooshed away from the front of her fighter, from Quiyara’s magic, and slammed against one of the fighters. Each Kalli Fighter was also coated in a layer of smaller versions of the crystals on the Mothership. One of the fighters fired crystals toward Quiyara’s ship but another air blast shoved them away.
Chi zoomed her ship toward another fighter that charged straight for her. Crystals shot out from the front of it, so she held her left hand over the porthole on the left side of the console and fired out a massive beam of light. It slammed against the crystal coming for her and then expanded once the crystal shattered.
The Kalli fighter stopped mid-flight, which gave Chi the chance to shoot a sphere of light at it and blast the ship.
“Chi, behind you!” Zei shouted.
Chi ducked her ship down below the wreckage of the first and did a loop to bring herself behind the one Zei warned her about. His fighter flew passed it and there was a giant rune on the side of the Kalli fighter, which froze it in place. “Zei!” Chi shot the Kalli fighter with two more spheres of light that exploded on impact. “I had no idea you could use your runes to weaken ships.”
“I can do it with opponents in battle, but I don’t use the technique much. I only do it up here because—” Zei stopped and grunted.
Chi flew forward and fired a sphere at a Kalli fighter up ahead that tried to fly through the entrance to their Republic Battleship.
“—because the way the ships are made, it doesn’t leave room for Warrior Magic,” Zei finished. “You know, with the portholes and the fact that I can’t really shoot anything out of ‘em.”
He zipped past two more Kalli fighters and runed them just as Tao followed in his brother’s tracks and fired out metal spears from his ship that severed the Kalli Fighters in half.
Up ahead of Chi, Zochran’s ship emerged from the shadows. Tendrils pooled from his ship and attached to a Kalli Fighter and hurled the entire ship at a crystal heading for the Republic Battleship from the Mothership.
Four Kalli Fighters surrounded Chi’s ship. The miniature starmap on her left showed her the ships behind her and she sighed, since the others were all occupied—Tao and Zei were being chased by two fighters, while Zochran had disappeared again. Quiyara was out of Chi’s line of sight, going after a different Kalli Fighter who was trying to attack the Battleship from below.
Chi fired a sphere of light out to try to blind them, but it seemed the Kalli had learned her trick by now. Her ship blared with alarms as something embedded into the outside of her fighter’s hull. According to the starmap, behind her, both Kalli Fighters expelled two massive crystal cables from their ship to hers and yanked her ship backward in two different directions—left and right. At the same time, the two Kalli Fighters did the same from the front, pulling her ship left and right from the front as well.
They were trying to tear her ship apart.
The metal groaned beneath the pressure and a crack formed on the ceiling above Chi’s head.
Chi closed her eyes and formed a Light Blade outside her ship. Releasing her ship’s yoke—since, at the moment, it was irrelevant in any case— Chi brought her hands from right to left in a slashing motion. The movement brought her Light Blade across the two crystal cables in front.
Her ship jerked backward, which caused her to jolt and slam her head on the viewscreen in front of her. The metal at the back of her ship groaned and another crack formed, this one at the back.
Just as Chi maneuvered her hands to try to cut the last two crystal cables with her Light Blade, Zei darted by both of the Kalli Fighters behind her. The cables shattered beneath his runes, while Tao shot both of them with a metal spear.
“We’ve got your back, Chi,” Zei said.
“Always,” Chi responded with a smile.