Karasis is the most important institution in the Ydlontrostl Basin and corruption there would be devastating, but that seems to be the case when Dyoniss is called to investigate a murder in the ancient Karasis Yuhal. Meanwhile when Kessil is tasked with portraying the Witch of the Ancient Windwheel to secure a movie deal, she becomes a target for the partner of the man the witch killed. More
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About Lee Willard

Lee Willard is a retired embedded systems engineer and sci-fi hobbyist from Hartford. Most of his stories (coming to Smashwords soon, 2021) concern Kassidor, 'The planet the hippies came from' which he has used to examine subjects like: What would it take to make the hippy lifestyle real? How would extended lifespans affect society? What could happen if we outlive our memories? How can murder be committed when violence is impossible?

Lee is not a fan of violence and dystopia. He believes that sci-fi does not just predict the future, but helps create the future because we sci-fi writers show our readers what the future will be and the readers go out and create it. He believes that the current fad of constant dystopia and mega-violence in sci-fi today is helping to create that world.

In his reviews, * = couldn't finish it. ** = Don't bother with it. *** = good story worth reading. **** = great and memorable story. ***** = Worth a Hugo.

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About the Series: Dyoniss and Kessil
Dyoniss is a detective with an office on the 78th floor of the Tower of the Blue Kite in the eastern end of the Ydlonstrostl Cities in Kassidor's 123 century, which lasts from 5787 to 6017ad. During this trilogy he specializes in cases involving the antidote to the Instinct. The Instinct (with a capital I) is a modification to human nature which makes it impossible to use force or violence on another human being. The antidote makes violence possible for a short time.
Kessil is an air handling engineer working for Mbeshna Power, also in the eastern end of the Ydlontrostl cities. She is originally from the VerseM'lOry a nomadic tribe from the great prairie.
This trilogy (and it's prequel) covers their meeting and three cases where their careers intersect between 5880 and 6011ad., approximately coinciding in time with the 'Star Wars' movies. It examines issue like: How does romance work among people who are eternal? How does a society where violence is impossible deal with it? How does a religion work without God?

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