The InterNational Academy is the United Nations’ advanced officer training facility for cadets in the Conscriptee Program. Located on an uncharted nearly inaccessible rocky isle in the North Atlantic, the main base is a ivory octagonal tower, heavily guarded. The facility’s current commander is a certain Colonel Branden, a high rankly UN official who reports directly to the President of the Security Council, Gen. Tervagan Eisengrimm. Strangely enough, the INA is a point of international tension between the UN and its allies, the Golden Caliphate and the Gòngchǎn Sphere, who press Eisengrimm to disband it.
The old fairy tale makes the hero a normal human boy; it is his adventures that are startling; they startle him because he is normal.– G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
John Lorran is a fifteen year old boy an inch or so taller than average height, with a slight (but not prominent) elongation of nose and chin, brown hair, and intelligent brown eyes, born in Innsbruck, Tyrol on the fifth of April. Well trained with firearms, he is also an expert swordsman, and excels at horseback-riding. A cautious lad, but a natural leader (though often abstracted in thought), his past is as secret as his real name, which is Sorry (no that’s not his name), but you have to buy the book to find out what his name really is. Do you think I would put spoilers like this on the web?!*.
(*If you really have to know, highlight the blank space in front of the asterisk [but I warn you you’ll regret it])