By Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Whilst THE GALACTIC MAGISTRATES - extraterrestrial beings with tremendous harmful potential - pressured global after global to affix their Union of sun platforms, simply the Gamant humans persisted to withstand subjugation. For even though the Magistrates' Union introduced peace and prosperity, it additionally stole the distinctiveness of its member races.
And to the people often called the Gamant humans, their historical past was once extra very important than existence itself. For they have been the selected ones, blessed with the present of the Mea Shearim - an interdimensional gateway to God. yet have been the beings of sunshine with whom wearers of the Mea communed really God and the angels? Or have been they extraterrestrial beings past the comprehension of flesh and blood mortals, a race to whom the Gamants have been mere pawns in a few universe-spanning game?
Either method, the Gamant religion could quickly obtain its final try out because the Galactic Magistrates mobilized to place an finish to their uprising, while many between them became to a messiah who may betray them all….
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