On the war-torn planet Novalis III, young Mathius struggles to help his family survive. Each day he scrounges for food and water, and must avoid both the government and rebel factions who abduct young boys and force them to become soldiers.
Al Onia is a full-time writer living on Vancouver Island, Canada. His novels, The Sixth Helix, Javenny, Transient City and its sequel, Rogue Town are all available in trade paperback from Bundoran Press in Ottawa. Ebook versions from the usual sources. His latest novella, Descending To Eve, is available online from Zealot Scripts Emerging Worlds.