A mysterious device which can, according to legend, return the I don't really need to tell you about this place. You live there. If you want pre-history according to the Ever-Dying, you can check Wikipedia. Unfortunately, that won't tell you the real story. Much of what was has been hidden for the sake of keeping the words apart, but I am slowly building a timeline which I will eventually publish... to its pre-flood state, removing the The mysterious and deadly water that covered the world at the same time the Sundered Ones appeared, four hundred years before Harry Iskinder came onto the scene. It covers the whole planet apart from small islands, tufts, and landfall. It kills in a frightening way: if a human r animal touches it, they are immediately pulled into the water and.... No one has been able to find it for centuries.
But Harry Iskinder is the main character in the book, The Sundered. He's nineteen years old and not very tall, to his great lament. However, he's in great shape. His diet is Sundered-designed, lean protein and a perfect balance of nutrition. He's been active since childhood, both in the Academy and out on the Black Water from the age of fourteen. His skin... believes it’s real, and will risk his very life to track that thing down.
From this point on, SPOILER WARNING. If you have not read The Sundered, don’t read on from here. You’ll only ruin it for yourself.
The Hope of Humanity was a ship developed toward the end of the Earth’s life in a desperate attempt to save humanity from extinction.
Spearheaded by Harry Iskinder's grandfather. Also not a nice guy., it existed at the behest of the The modern, PR-friendly name for The Tohu - not that those folks have any idea their organization had its beginning in anything other than the human mind...., also known as The Tohu is ancient. Frustratingly, it's also deeply mysterious. Whether it's an individual, a negative "force," the devil, or just a really persistent group of monsters is completely unknown. The Tohu has certainly manifested as all these things, and no matter what anyone does, it continually resurfaces. It existed before Notte arrived on the scene, so it's at least 15,000..., which – trust me on this – is never good.
Jason didn’t care, though. He blamed the magical people for ruining his home planet.
The people he hand-picked to populate The Hope were evenly spread across genetic variations, but don’t think of him as progressive. His bias simply pointed in a different direction.
Through rigorous testing, he ensured that the only people aboard The Hope were pure human. No Kin. Absolutely no hint of anything that could lead to magic.
They took off and left the world to its fate. Unfortunately, the planet they found with a breathable atmosphere turned out to be occupied – by weird, mind-reading creatures.
Jason viewed this as ultimate betrayal (from fate, or gods, or some such thing). He’d gone across the galaxy to get away from magic, and yet here it was, on another world.
He used The Hope’s technology to take control of the situation once and for all. However, even he wasn’t able to predict every future scenario.
He certainly wasn’t able to predict his own descendant, Harry.
To learn more, read the book.