( c ) copyright by Kaitlyn O’Connor, Aug. 2005
Cover Art by Alex DeShanks, June 2008
New Concepts Publishing
Lake Park, GA 31636
This is a work of fiction. All characters, events, and places are of the author’s imagination and not to be confused with fact. Any resemblance to living persons or events is merely coincidence.
In the beginning, when the star dust of an exploding sun sprinkled the world with the seeds of life, they were among the first to crawl from the primordial soup, emerging as chameleon-like creatures, able to change shape and color at will to protect themselves from the predators that emerged alongside them. Like the salamander, they could heal the most grievous wounds with amazing speed and grow new appendages when necessary. This gift for rapid cell regeneration, they used to give themselves an even stronger advantage over the beasts that would prey upon them, the development of wings to glide high above the tangle of vegetation that had sprouted from the soil, where death lay behind every frond and leaf. Eventually they developed the ability for true flight.