A telepath finds she has more power than she imagined when she faces her pursuers.
Extrasensory perception is a gift sought and often exploited. But what if society viewed telepathy as an affliction and instituted camps to keep telepaths under control?
Taralyn is a convicted telepath. She is tormented by guilt after her ten-year-old daughter is mind-wiped by the Association, a political group that imprisons telepaths for the good of the public. When she steals the child and flees Earth, she is pursued by Asher, an Enforcer of the dreaded psychic police force. Asher hunts fugitive mindbenders with an enthusiasm usually reserved for mass murderers.
As Taralyn searches the solar system for sanctuary, fear and desperation cause her telepathic powers to bloom in ways she never thought possible. But whatever she does, Asher is always one step behind.
When at last he captures her, he takes her to an internment camp on Mars where she finds nothing is as it seems. Not Asher. Not her daughter. Not even the Association.
War is coming. But will it be a war between telepaths and Earth or against a much darker foe?
About the Author
Roxanne Smolen is a leading professional in the writing industry. She's a sought-after writing instructor and editor whose tireless efforts help other authors reach their dreams of publication. She co-founded the Coral Springs Writers' Workshop and has been a contributor there for over twenty years. She is a prolific writer with twelve published novels. She also writes a line of children's books with her granddaughters and a series of how-to-write books with her fellow members of the Coral Springs Writers' Workshop.
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Mindbender based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Mindbender was such an imaginative and exciting tale that I zipped through this book eagerly and excitedly all the way to the end. While this story is definitely sci-fi, the author did a magnificent job in keeping it realistic enough that you could visualize the planets, taste and smell the volcanoes of Io and feel the cold of Mars. Beyond these descriptions, we have a strong and powerful psychic, Taralyn, whose love for her adoptive daughter is so maternal that you can feel her pain when she thinks she has lost her. There is also the child, Gloriana, whose possession is so creepy that I was actually frightened of her, and our handsome hero, Asher, who you¿re not entirely sure you can trust due to his past but who does everything he can to help, for better or for worse. Add to that the persecution and discrimination of the people that Earth views as ¿dangerous¿, and you have quite a tale! My experience with sci-fi is limited, but Roxanne Smolen¿s gift with writing prose has definitely hooked me as a reader. I can¿t wait to read the rest of her books!