Traitor, Book 1 of The Turner Chronicles
Summary: Last Chance - a small town set on the edge of the far frontier. It is a place of gentle manners and common civility. After all, it should be since more than three quarters of its residents are women. However times change when a Talent Master runs rampant, savages threaten war, and an illegal militia from an alternate universe plans invasion and empire. A hero is needed. A Savior. Meet Aaron Turner, the small unassuming man who runs the Last Chance General Store. He is this town's--this world's--only hope. Unfortunately for the town, Aaron also happens to be a soldier and Militia spy whose job is to prepare the ground for the Militia's invasion. To help him with this task, he has a cellar filled with advanced weaponry and the unique ability to teleport between the two worlds. However after a year of living within Last Chance, Aaron is no longer sure in which direction his loyalties lie.
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After two women are hanged for forcing a boy into marriage, Aaron Turner, a militia spy and world jumping teleporter, encounters a surly wagon master and learns that after living for a year in the small town of Last Chance that he is finally a fully
Chapter 3 opens with an introduction to Aaron's home world and Field's Everlasting life Militia. After a man is murdered during a training exercise, we learn of the Militia's plans for the newly discovered world, and we get an idea of just how little
In part 2 of chapter 4, Cathy begins putting her stamp on how the General Store is run. Later, Aaron runs to Cathy's rescue when a stranger attempts a robbery at knife point. The robber escapes. Little money is taken, but there is some damage to the
Chapter 6 Aaron encounters Mistress Kingsford from the Manor, a large ranch outside of town. He is bullied by her to run her errands. Cathy questions why he allows this then offers to run the supplies out to the manor. Aaron buys the neighboring buil
After failing at sword lessons again, Aaron meets his freighter to exchange money and goods. Later, during his first day of formal town militia practice, he is accosted and struck by Steven Knight. Steven expresses jealous outrage because Aaron was w
Haarod Beech expresses an interest in one of Aaron's steel knives while fondling a talent stone in a threatening manner. After the almost excitement is over, Cathy Bayne and Marshall Sarah Townsend reach a silent agreement. Through Missy Bayne, Aaron
Flirting over breakfast, buying furniture, making a fool of himself inside the inn before being assaulted outside the inn, and some personal attention from Missy as she helps clean up the blood.
New business ventures, bras, guns and murder, after getting beat up Aaron keeps discovering that there is more danger within Last Chance than he had previously thought. Aaron bleeds both inside and out.
Aaron learns first hand about talent. He comes clean about his role as a spy and he learns that he is being romanced, which comes as something of a surprise since according to local rules and mores, everybody else knew it.
In Chapter 13 Sarah and Cathy learn to shoot guns. Aaron learns the drawbacks to being courted when Sarah and Cathy double team him. Aaron understands the limits of his Talent a bit better. Steven Knight enters the picture again, and Mayor Golard con
In part one of chapter 15, Aaron sneaks out of the Militia compound, makes his way to the big city, and meets up with a taxi driver who takes him to a place where he can exchange his gold coins.
Aaron gets a room, gets beat up, gets rescued, cleans a bathroom stall, and has an inadequately dressed woman pop bubble gum at him. A few other things happen too.
Aaron returns to the Militia compound, tells a few lies, ok, a lot of lies. trades a few insults, ok, a lot of insults, and then returns to Last Chance, carrying a really heavy load. In Last Chance he gets kissed before discovering that Sarah has use