Avalon was settled by miners but war cut off the planet
from the rest of the empire. In the year 8729 AD the
empire has returned to Avalon only to find the inhabitants
have devolved into hunting and gathering tribes. The
empire plans to leave as their prime belief is not to
teach advanced technology to primitives.
The empire's first imperial ranger hopes to retire and
make his home on this beautiful paradise. From the planet
Sparta he buys a slave warrior Beda-Loo and upon her
arrival, he frees her in the hopes that she will want to
make a life with him here. Beda-Loo quickly realizes that
Jake is an honorable warrior and decides to stay with him
as his mate. The tribes accept them as true Avalonians.
However, their peaceful way of life is threatened by a
rival tribe led by a renegade who cold bloodedly killed
the leader. He intends to take control of all the tribes
but Jake and Beda-Loo plan to stop him. They also intend
to keep secret the truth about Avalon that if known will
destroy this unique planet.
The hero of this book is an honorable, moralistic warrior
with a kind heart who sees what must be done and does it.
His wife is his equal in every sense of the word and when
she learns the secret of Avalon she too wants to protect
it from outsiders who will want to exploit the natives.
S. Roy L. Hawkins is a gifted storyteller whose innovative
ideas inside a strong plot captivate readers who can only
dream of traveling to Avalon.
It is the year 8729. Man has spread himself throughout much
of the cosmos; conquered innumerable new star-systems and
converted their worlds to his exploitation. In the doing of
it, however, there has been war; a war that is only now
coming to an end after raging for a thousand years. On
Avalon, a pristine, Earth-like planet that was once a
mining concern, the old colonists that were abandoned there
at the onset of the war, have changed. Having been cut off
from the empire of man for a thousand years, they have all
but forgotten their original roots and purpose. They've
gone back to the land; back to an iron-age, near-barbaric
existence, and they now harbor a dark secret among them;
the fantastic results of sins that were committed long ago.
This secret holds the power to forever alter humankind as a