A prequil to Healer. Steve Dalt plays a supporting role
at the end. The central character is the Tery, who is an ape-like creature but
actually made from human genes. All terys and all people with telepathic ability
are being slaughtered by the army of the feudal lord. The Tery sees his parents
killed and is left for dead. The Dalt character, who is going by the name Tlad,
finds the Tery and tells the telepaths who are hiding in the woods. A girl tends
to the Teryís wounds and adopts him as her pet. They donít realize the Tery can
speak and understand what they say. The Tery plays dumb and falls in love with
the girl. She is betrayed by on of the telapaths and taken prisoner because she
had the ability to detect telepaths who have not come out of the closet. The lord
intends to use her. The Tery and one of leaders of the telapaths rescue the girl.
The Tery and Dalt try to detonate the stash of bombs hidden beneath the lordís
fortress. There is a firy end.
Year Read: 2001
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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