Book 1 of The Crystal Kondor of Kordon

by B L Terwilliger



Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 3/11/1999

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9780738805719
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9780738805702

About the Book

Chrysalis is the first in a planned series of  books entitled The Crystal Kondor of  Kordon. It is the story of Bar/Don, a poetess from the planet Kordon. A story of deception on a grand scale, and the power of evolution that will see right through it.....

The story takes place in  Hydra Delcon, a planetary system consisting of five planets. Each one particularly suited to one of the six highly specialized races that inhabit them.

For generations, Kordonians have enjoyed the luxury of living to create their arts. Art on Kordon encompasses every imaginable form of expression, from painting, sculpture, music and poetry, to the more functional artistry of fashion design, cooking, landscaping and architecture.  Their art is the currency they use to obtain the necessities of life. The other four planets; Linfall, Trebot, Lenemar and Relserb; grow, manufacture, supply and transport all of the foods and materials essential to daily living.

Beneath the veneer of this idyllic existence lies a growing unrest. A disillusionment with the status quo. Bar/Don has spent most of her life searching for answers to the questions that no one dares to voice.  Instead of answers she uncovers more questions than she could ever imagine, her rebellious spirit, the force driving her to follow wherever the new mysteries lead.....

.....Journey with Bar/Don as she discovers an abandoned city on a long uninhabited, nearly forgotten continent. She is joined on her quest by her two diametrically unique companions.  Citron, a Lenemarian farmer, and Rogger a spacserb from Relserb. These three unlikely explorers stumble upon a two thousand year-old secret that threatens to shatter every truth they have ever known.  Join them as they meet an ancient race whos memories hold the key to millennia of unknown Kordonian history.....

.....Flashback to Bar/Dons Day of Choice, meet the people and view the places that brought her to her search for discovery.....

.....Visit with her at ECCE as Bar/Don, on the verge of adulthood, is taught to control and use her empathy and sensuality in the creation of her chosen art .....and to integrate these ever-present Kordonian traits into her everyday life.....

Chrysalis is a story of love and friendship.  A story of art and emotion. Of choice, and the strength of will needed to make sense of an insane situation. Most of all, it is a story of freedom, to live, to love, to be all that your heart desires regardless of the station that life has set you in. A tale set in an exotic, and sometimes erotic, alien universe, Chrysalis exemplifies all the best of what it is to be human.

About the Author

B L Terwilliger is a 52 year old accountant by day and a poet/novelist by night. She lives in rural New Jersey with her musician boyfriend, 4 cats and a large sci-fi collection; books, movies and a Star Trek room. Her favorite authors are Anne McCaffrey and Isaac Asimov.