In an alternate universe where the New World was settled by the Old World in ancient times, by the twentieth century the Chesapeake Bay region has become a battleground for conflicting interests. This 160,000-word omnibus contains a novel and a piece of flash fiction in Waterman, a historical fantasy series and retrofuture series.
A young man is kidnapped from his own nation and sold into slavery. His hands are pierced in an ages-old tradition that makes him a hand slave. As he fights to retain his sense of self, his sympathetic owner struggles with his inherited, hated role. Their attempts to understand each other are marked by conflict and reconciliations.
The comfortable life that Cor and Jordane have shared for two years is turned upside down when Jordane impulsively buys an abused young slave. Cor finally has to come to terms with being a free man in a slave nation. Cor’s new freedom hasn’t come without costs and now he finds himself having to come to terms with being a free man in a slave nation.