The Tsaeb (silent T, long a) warrior Corr Syl has discovered he hates killing and is brooding about his future when he learns that someone has kidnapped his friend and secret love, Rhya Bright. Ya Zhōu, seeking to remove threats to his power, uses Rhya as bait, unaware of the superior abilities of Tsaeb warriors. But when Corr captures his would-be assassins and Rhya overcomes a room full of guards and almost escapes, Zhōu realizes his mistake and flees with Rhya, leaving false trails and traps in his wake. Corr pursues in a mysterious old warship he borrows from a museum. Dodging bombs, missiles, and jet fighters, Corr follows Rhya and Zhōu to a fortress inside a dead volcano where the final trap awaits.
Corr Syl the Warrior is the first book in the #EcoSciFi series about the Tsaeb, smart descendents of Earth’s many animal species. The Tsaeb love humor, but they also live by lofty ideals, and stand ever ready to defend the Earth from enemies of equity and harmony.
This book is about the battle rabbit Corr Syl. As it begins, Corr’s plans for a nice long vacation are interrupted by the appearance of a beautiful young warrior trainee, Rhya Bright. As Corr sticks around striving for Rhya’s attention, the District Council calls on him for one task after another. Corr grudgingly does as the Council asks while he works on Rhya and focuses on his personal goal to become a comedian. In a society filled with comedians, Corr Syl can’t get a laugh. You’ll see why. Eventually, he discovers that his one-liners tear Humans up, and Rhya quietly wonders if he will put down his weapons and become a comic in Human nightclubs. Conflicts between Humans and Tsaeb build throughout the story, but Corr only loses sight of his personal goal when he is faced with a District Council request to execute a dangerous murderer. The murderer happens to be his first childhood friend.
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Corr has discovered he hates killing and is brooding about his future as a farmer or librarian when he learns that someone has kidnapped his true love, Rhya Bright. Ya Zhōu, seeking to remove threats to his power, uses Rhya as bait to draw Corr into a trap. But when Corr captures his would-be assassins and Rhya overcomes a room full of guards and almost escapes, Zhōu realizes he is the one in danger and flees with Rhya, leaving false trails and traps in his wake. Dodging bombs, missiles, and jet fighters, Corr follows Rhya and Zhōu to a fortress inside a dead volcano where the final trap awaits.
Zhōu has Rhya taken away in a helicopter. Desperate to follow, Corr borrows an ancient warcraft from a museum. Z99, as the ship introduces itself, is sentient and constructed with technology based on the physics of dark matter and quantum relationships. The ship proves an invaluable asset as Corr’s journey takes him to Xi’ou, the capital of the Taoso nation. Though ostensibly ruled by the Emperor, the nation’s true power lies in the hands of Ya Zhōu, the Human Minister who commands a network of assassins and spies.
Though he began his mission alone, Corr meets unexpected allies like the young Cai family, who want to see Ya Zhōu deposed for the return of true peace and freedom. When Corr tracks Rhya to Zhōu’s secret headquarters hidden inside a volcano, he realizes at last that he cannot save Rhya. He calls for help from his former battle group, including his best friend, the wise and beautiful Allysen Olykden. Together, the warriors descend into the heart of the volcano, determined to save Rhya. Corr Syl the Terrible is the riveting tale of a young warrior’s journey to become something more than the swords on his back.
Author’s Note: Corr Syl the Terrible completes the introduction to the Tsaeb civilization that began with the science fiction novel Corr Syl the Warrior. The story adds details to the nature of Tsaeb warriors, and it shows how changing your mind can transform weakness into strength. In this story, the change alters the future of the Earth itself.