But they were still destroyed.
Well, most of them were. One child survived the destruction. And he would go on to do great things despite his rough start. He would go on to lead great forces and hold great power.
But that was a time far in his future and a place far from his world. Those things were not even in his dreams at the age of five. Oh, yes, he dreamed of doing much good, but not on the scale that he would one day accomplish.
And before he could do all of this good, he would pass through a great darkness and, for a time, be lost to its immense power. And his actions would be dictated by its will-crushing dominance.
This is a story not only of survival, but of overcoming fear, oppression, and the dark fires that burn deep inside every sentient life form. It is the defeat not only of the tangible enemy whose oppressive devices kept the young man quietly subservient, but also of the intangible enemies of his own fear and guilt.
His is a quest not only to find freedom from those who persecuted him and used him to exploit and torment others for their own twisted purposes, but it is also a quest to understand who he is and to rediscover the boy he had thought had died with his homeworld.
I am a 41-year-old, legally blind author who has been writing since high school. I currently have two books (this one and one other) published on Amazon and am working on two more (the sequels to these).