Travelers

Treasure hunters in the world of The Sundered who make their living scavenging goods from the world ruined by the black waterThe mysterious and deadly water that covered the world at th... .

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A specific social group on the planet Motherwater A character mentioned in Love Makes Whole, a coll... . These individuals came together a generation or two after the initial landing and enslavement of the Sundered OnesPowerful but broken creatures, enslaved to keep mankind aliv... , and had one purpose at the time: keeping track of the unstoppable rise of deadly water, and capturing and claimingClaiming is the act of taking telepathic control of a Sunder... new Sundered Ones.

Over time—as AakeshAakesh is a Sundered One, and the first-created offspring of... worked toward changing the human grasp of history and Jason Iskinder’s own careful educational instructions in the AcademyInstitutions of education designed by Jason Iskinder. The pu... took effect— Travelers morphed into treasure hunters, finding things in the “flooded” world and returning them for a profit at great risk to themselves.

Had Jason not been so determined that following generations would (1) believe Motherwater was EarthI don't really need to tell you about this place. You live t... and (2) never approach The HopeA mysterious device which can, according to legend, return t... , this shift in understanding would never have happened. Aakesh used both to his advantage by eventually tricking the Iskinder Family into thinking the Hope had been hidden from them, not for them, and that it was a treasure worth recruiting Travelers to find.

In the book, a few Travelers are named:

  • Artemus ParnumArtemus Parnum is Harry Iskinder's mentor. He's brilliant, a...
  • HarryHarry Iskinder is the main character in the book, The Sunder... Iskinder
  • Thomas IskinderHarry Iskinder's father in The Sundered. This man has been m...
  • Jack IskinderHarry's grandfather, though he's never named in The Sundered...
  • DemosIn the world of The Sundered, Demos and his brother Tomas we...
  • TomasIn the world of The Sundered, Tomas and his brother Demos we...
  • JaxOne of Harry Iskinder's travelers. He leaves after the destr...
  • SheldonOne of Harry Iskinder's Travelers. He abandoned Harry after ...
  • SandraOne of Harry Iskinder's Travelers, and a young woman he find...
  • KaiaOne of Harry Iskinder's travelers. She's a confident, strong...
  • ToddyThe youngest of Harry Iskinder's travelers. Harry liked him ...

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Ruthanne

Indie author Ruthanne Reid writes about elves, aliens, vampires, and space-travel with equal abandon. She is the author of the series Among the Mythos, and believes good stories should be shared.

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