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In Adam Burch's thrilling series debut, a young man must choose between violence and peace in a distant world divided between those who thrive in endless sunlight and those who survive in eternal darkness.
The isolated planet of Tao is a house divided: the peaceful Daysiders live in harmony while the pale Nightsiders pursue power and racial purity through the violent ritual of the Combat.
Edmon Leontes, the gentle son of a ruthless warrior noble and a proud Daysider, embodies Tao's split nature. The product of diametrically opposed races, Edmon hopes to live a quiet life pursuing the music of his mother's people, but his Nightsider father cruelly forces him to continue in his bloody footsteps to ensure his legacy.
Edmon's defiance will cost him everything...and spark a revolution that will shake the foundations of Tao. His choice - to embrace the light or surrender to the darkness - will shape his own fate and that of his divided world.
©2017 Adam Burch (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
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By Amazon Customer on 09-29-17

very impelling

on the whole I really enjoyed the book but would like to have had little different ending

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By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18

Well done!

I don't usually read fantasy or sci-fi, but this story held my attention.
Being read by the author, it was obvious that he knew his characters, and his command of unique voices truly enhanced the performance.
The story line, though quite violent, is tempered with an emotional thread that keeps the reader wondering what else could possibly happen to our poor hero - just as the story takes on a new dimension you didn't see coming, and sweeps you into a whole new venue of conflict while remaining true to the initial challenges the hero faces.
The book is written with intelligence & class not usually found in stories of this type.
Very entertaining & I feel comfortable recommending this book to those who might not otherwise give this genre a chance. Well done, Mr. Burch!

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