His people are winning, yet they insist on peace talks. The Ultra people want to grant humans a seat on the Council. Pietas ap Lorectic, Chancellor of the High Council, War Leader and First Conqueror, disagrees. What's best for mortals is oppression, control, and if necessary, elimination.
Pietas seethes with rage at the idea of human equality. Humans might have created Ultras, but the creation has far surpassed the creator. Humans die. Ultras are reborn, no matter how grievous the injury. They have no equals.
His people permit him no choice. He must attend these insipid peace talks on Enderium Six and what's worse, be polite. To humans.
When a human special ops warrior is killed in battle, he's resurrected in a secret process and inducted into the Ghost Corps. He's given enough strength to perma-kill immortal Ultras. Ghosts are the most hated and feared of warriors.
When the ghost entraps and captures Pietas at the peace talks, the two begin a long journey toward Sempervia, an isolated and forgotten world. Once there, Pietas is marooned and the ghost abandoned alongside him. The two must either fight to perma-death, or join forces to survive.
As Pietas comes to trust the human, an unlikely and awkward friendship begins. Until he discovers how ghosts are resurrected...
Shelved on Goodreads as Military Sci Fi, Sci Fi, Soldiers, Bad Boys, Adventure, Angst, and 6-Stars. One reviewer wrote, "Watching Pietas and Six grapple through this deep dilemma was nothing short of beautiful for me. If these adversaries can navigate the chasm of hatred, distrust and male ego between them, maybe there’s hope for our own fractured world. I called this a bromance, but it is much more. I highly recommend you read and find out why."
Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas is character-based non-romantic military science fiction by a female veteran who literally wrote the book on world-building. Kayelle Allen is the author of the Tarthian Empire Companion, an illustrated World-Building Bible and Guide to Writing a Science Fiction Series. This is her twelfth book, first in the Bringer of Chaos series.