Bio: Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, an award-winning novelist with worldwide sales of seven million copies in twenty-two languages.
his time between Oxford and and holds a lifelong passion for
speculative stories. He is the author of Recruits, as well as Emissary
and Merchant of Alyss in the Legends of the Realm series and Fault
Lines, Trial Run,
and Flash Point in the Fault Lines series. Learn more at www.tlocke.com . Florida
About the book:
Twins Sean and Dillon are using their transit abilities for good—but not everyone sees it that way. Arrested and imprisoned by a clandestine group within the highest reaches of the Human Assembly, Sean and Dillon are forced to choose sides between those who wish to serve and those who seek to rule.
At the same time within a distant outpost, a young soldier is coming into his own.
since childhood that he possesses a special gift—he can detect others who have
the ability to transit, or ghost-walk. Though ghost-walking has been outlawed
for centuries, Logan
is secretly drawing together a crew for a risky quest. Logan
The fates of these three young men will lead them, along with the entire Assembly, to the brink of destruction in this inventive tale of adventure, honor, and the things worth fighting for.
Welcome back, Thomas. Can you please tell us about Renegades?
Their prize awaits in the parallel world.
For ten years and counting, Sean and Dillon Kirrell have survived the mayhem of a self-destructive homelife through living a dream. Their bedroom is wallpapered with hand-drawn images of a long, circular train station. Glass trains glide through translucent tunnels, connecting this hub to a world they cannot name, but are certain exists. The travelers move along conveyor belts that curve over walls and ceilings, held in place by a system they have named modulated gravity. This is no dream. This is no fabricated scenario. For a decade and a week and a day, they have known the place is out there. Waiting to welcome them to their real home.
But unseen forces aim to thwart their plans, and then redirect their newly-honed powers to destroy a planetary government. By absorbing the lessons and going beyond, Sean and Dillon forge an ambition to be of service to the inter-planetary system. Suddenly it's no longer about being the best. It's about the survival of their ever-expanding community.
Pass or fail. Are you in?
Who is the primary audience for your book?
Readers of syfy adventure
We understand Renegades is second in a new series. Have you received any reviews of this series that you would like to share with us?
“Locke's newest novel has everything that readers love. Both intelligent and fast-paced, Recruits draws readers in quickly and holds their attention throughout. . .This is definitely a must-read!”
RT (4 ½ stars, Top Pick)
“A must-read for science fiction fans! There is something here for everyone.”
Compass Book Ratings
“Wow! This story is a remarkable feat, combining adroit storytelling with a delicious mixture of the now and the fantastic. Bunn's writing shows a wonderfully fluid grace. The story brings to mind the poignant beauty of Arthur C Clark's best novels, as well as such modern works as Avatar.”
Phyllis Tickle, Senior Editor, Publishers Weekly
What are you working on next?
The film version of Emissary, another Locke title.
How exciting! How can readers connect with you?
Thank you, Thomas, for sharing this new book with us. Just the descriptions of the book grabbed me. I know they will grab my readers, too.
Readers, here are links to the book.Renegades #2 - Christianbook.com
Renegades (Recruits) - Amazon paperback
Renegades (Recruits) - Kindle
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