They bred him to be a mindless weapon… Now, he will go to war with them.
Teenager Michael Cairne never knew his true power until an accident reveals his ability to control minds. The dictator’s secret police force comes for him. They want his brain, his gift, the secrets planted in him in a military lab before he was born.
When they murder his family, Michael has an “episode” in which he cries blood and his true inner power is unleashed. A soldier-turned-rebel rescues him at the last minute and explains how dangerous Michael is, and how important he is to their cause.
He must train at a rebel base hidden in the mountains, home to other genetic anomalies like him. But as Michael struggles to fit in, he discovers a dark side he was never meant to control—a bloodthirsty shadow self that craves revenge, power, and justice.
His unstable spirit and relationship with two sisters—one a healer, the other a liar—will awaken the shadow and force Michael to decide between two paths.
Become an Ascendant and change the world.
Or become the Bloodcrier and destroy it.
*This “boxed set” contains Ascendant and Descendant, the entire first cycle of the Bloodcrier story and legacy. It can be read as a complete, standalone novel