Town of Lien. Planet Xerl. Fringe Worlds. Imperial Space.
The Imperial Council has ruled much of the galaxy for millennia, maintaining power through a persuasive and draconian faith. Those who do not serve the empire and its unwavering doctrine, are punished.
Re’lien, the Devil Child, is one of these so-called heretics. She is cursed by her people and tortured, but is denied death. Punished for heresy that she did not commit, Re’lien has become accustomed to her lot - until she is met by a stranger that shows her kindness.
The Devil Child is sick of being a scapegoat and sick of being beaten. She wants to be free of her oppression. But more importantly, she wants vengeance.
Devil Child is a dark sci-fi set in an alien world. See another side of the Warpmancer Universe in this epic novella.
Nicholas Woode-Smith is a free thinking, gun-toting space pioneer, fighting space bugs and marauding alien dictatorships on the frontier.
In his spare time, he writes science fiction and political commentary from his home in Cape Town, South Africa.