The Betrayal of Ka (The Transprophetics: Book One)

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Featured Review on this writing by A. G. Smith

As the spaceship secretly lands on Earth, Ka's mission is clear: find and kill Transprophetics. His shipmates think of him as a killer. On his home planet of Koranth, he is considered a murderer. Haunted in his dreams by the boy whose life he stole, Ka struggles to define who he really is.

A girl in a temple in Thailand. A boy kidnapped in Mexico. Both can do the impossible. Both can move objects with their minds. These two Transprophetics pose grave risks to the Donovackia Corporation as it plans its invasion of Earth.

With a blade in his hand, Ka's decision to kill, or not, will reverberate across the galaxy.

Table of Contents

Author Forward {Please Read}

Thank you so much for joining me here on Booksie. This book, The Betrayal of Ka, is my first full-length, published novel. Over... Read Chapter

One Moment

Kadamba Vorhoor casually kicked his feet up onto his desk at the back of the classroom and leaned back in his chair. The smug look on his... Read Chapter

A Hidden Transprophetic

Fifty-eight stories above Schmarlo’s Landing, Tomar Donovackia kicked his feet onto his desk and leaned back in his chair. No one would... Read Chapter

A Life Goes Dark

Kadamba pocketed the cash from the little boy, glancing around to make sure no one had seen the transaction. He then reached back into hi... Read Chapter

Vegetables

“Sesame chicken and happy family!” cried out the short, plump, elderly Asian woman in the stained, white apron. As always, her hair t... Read Chapter

Lead, Follow, or Die

Tomar Donovackia burst into the corporate boardroom a few minutes after lunch had been served. About a dozen well-dressed individuals sat... Read Chapter

Effective and Efficient

A few miles away, and a few stories underground, Kadamba began to regain consciousness. His head throbbed, and his chest ached from the j... Read Chapter

Ascension of the Protégé

Celestina Wiroviana’s plans required her to leave Stujorkian City early in the morning. She received the message from her pilot that he... Read Chapter

A Neighbor in Need

Bjorn spread his schoolbooks on the table, as Dylan finished putting the few dishes in the dishwasher. As usual, they handily devoured al... Read Chapter

It’s About Who You Know

Celestina’s shuttle made good time as it headed towards the Moran-Kathor Portal, through which she would travel to Zoranth. As with all... Read Chapter

Paying Your Debts

Kadamba realized that he was trembling uncontrollably – like every joint in his body was being rattled against itself. His lungs needed... Read Chapter

The First Move

Tomar Donovackia smiled, as the board members sitting around his board table remained silent, still quite rattled from witnessing Greylor... Read Chapter

Welcome to the Darkness

Kadamba was back in his cell. He looked at the bruises on his legs and wondered if the ones on his back appeared as black and blue as the... Read Chapter

Turkey on the Beach

Tim Parnell was at the Cairbre’s dinner table for the fifth Sunday in a row. He and Joanna had been dating now for over six months, and... Read Chapter

Cogs in the Machine

Captain Tristanidad Luciano stood a few feet away from the Colonel's office, lost in thought. He knew he should say something to the Colo... Read Chapter

A Dynasty of Power

Celestina ran her hand across Tomar's chest. He let out a small moan in his sleep. She found herself drawn passionately to him. He was po... Read Chapter

Compassion in the Darkness

"Do you believe in miracles, son?" Kadamba could hardly make out the face of the person talking to him. As his eyes began to focus an... Read Chapter

The Truth Behind the Mask

The command came for Colonel Jecamiah Agastya to report at once to General Swinton Chaldea's office. Rather than using any of the advance... Read Chapter

A Painful Way to Meet

Bjorn could hardly contain his excitement. He was bouncing off the walls. Their flight left in the morning for Mexico, but his mom had st... Read Chapter

A New Direction

The ride was surprisingly smooth inside the tube for Kadamba, and the hours passed quickly. As the driver had promised, they arrived at t... Read Chapter

Mission Clarity

Commander Conall Bornani sat outside Tomar Donovackia's office, waiting for the Chairman of the most dominant Corporation in the two worl... Read Chapter

Set Up to Fail

Donovackia Board Member Ionia Villegas sat comfortably in the chair in General Swinton Chaldea's office with a gracious smile on her face... Read Chapter

Revealed

Tomar led Scharbigot Canchorus into a plush seating area near some floor-to-ceiling windows in his office. The Minister was presumably th... Read Chapter

To Become a Killer

Kadamba looked at the list displayed on the monitor in the hallway of the Donovackia 2th Brigade Initial Military Training Facility, Zora... Read Chapter

Lost Love

The smell of barbequing meats filled the air. Captain Tristanidad Luciano stood near the grill on the deck in his backyard, wearing casua... Read Chapter

Tacos and Tennessee

The evening breeze coming off the Caribbean Sea was cool, but the air continued to be warm and comfortable. Since the restaurant was only... Read Chapter

An Illusion of Compliance

"General, in less than one month, the Donovackia Corporation will launch this vessel into space," Tomar Donovackia declared, as he looked... Read Chapter

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A. G. Smith

This is a great opening! Right off the bat, you introduce a cocky, flawed character that shows a lot of potential. Despite him being a bit of an asshole, I could tell that he isn't callous or mean-spirited. That intuition was validated at the end when he wrestled with his conscience about selling drugs to a child. Great moral conflict!

Your world is both believable and alive. I felt like I was walking down a street in a futuristic utopia. Your weird names are very creative, but it does take a few reads to memorize them. Fortunately, you identify who is speaking and who is doing the action well enough that I never felt lost.

The potential for this story is huge. I love that you take someone who isn't inherently bad and then force them to do immoral things under the threat of pain or death. I'm sensing lots of character development here. I look forward to reading more!

Thu, June 20th, 2019 1:14pm

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A.G,

Wow! Thank you so much for such kind and insightful commentary. Your timing is really interesting too. I've been playing with some video marketing ideas, and decided to feature your comments in one of my quick videos for social media.

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Thu, June 20th, 2019 2:05pm

Jake J. Harrison

Great start! I've been looking for some new reading material and it looks like I found it.

Sun, February 7th, 2021 8:08pm

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