Closing the Circle is the sixth and final novel of my m/m sci fi series, Guardians of the Pattern. This is my favorite of the bunch, and I've been looking forward to it since I started this series with Facing the Mirror, back in 2013. In this story, we come full circle (see what I did there?) as the viewpoint characters are the three main characters from Facing the Mirror: Cameron, Draven, and Miko. This story finds our heroes dealing with a Federation in crisis: video of a psion destroying a research base has gone viral, and the public is demanding that the Federation Senate do something about the "psion menace". This story is over 120,000 words long and will be available in May of 2017. Not long now! *rubs hands together and cackles with glee*
The cover boy this time is Draven (Cam and Miko already had their shot), and as usual, Chinchbug did a fantastic job translating my vague hand-waving and babbling into an Actual Visual Thing:
Slave. Assassin. Bodyguard. Draven has played many roles within the notorious Sapphire Guild, but one man has always controlled his destiny. After the man who shaped his world betrays him, Draven exacts his revenge and flees, pinning all his hopes on a promise of sanctuary made long ago.
Director Cameron Asada is responsible for the safety of every psion affiliated with the Institute for Psionic Research. When a vid-clip of a psion destroying an industrial installation goes viral, the citizens of the Federation demand action. With anti-psion sentiment spreading too fast to contain, the last thing Cam needs is for a dangerous figure from his past to show up, drug-addicted, psi-damaged, and seeking to redeem a reckless promise Cam never should have made.
Sheltering Draven could cost Cam everything he’s worked for, but Cam owes the man his life, and Draven might be just what Cam needs to protect his people from an increasingly hostile government. When it becomes clear that it may take more than a job offer to secure Draven’s trust, Cam finds himself walking a dangerous line as he struggles to reconcile his conflicting loyalties. Can Cam be the man Draven needs? Or is everything he’s worked for destined to go up in flames?