Burden of the Stars
Journalist Will Corwin has returned from his ordeal as a captive of the hybrid alien Warlord, Nod Korvus. But even as he attempts to settle back into his life and career, he finds the experience won’t let go of him. His mind becomes increasingly fractured by the trauma, to the point that he’s no longer even sure what is real and what isn’t.
Dr. Amelia Warren wants to help him heal, but to do so means that she needs to call in a professional, which Will both resists as well as resents. Can she get through to him, before he does irreparable damage to himself and their relationship?
When Will glimpses a path toward healing, it’s by finishing the last work of Father Damien Morgan, the priest who befriended Will, and who Nod Korvus brutally murdered, as a way of punishing him. Will wants to complete the school Father Morgan was building, but the Church has cancelled the project.
Will decides to revive the project, calling upon his family resources for assistance. And when help is offered, it means turning his life upside down. Can Will build the school without abandoning the rest of his responsibilities? And, if he does, will it provide the healing he so desperately needs? And what of Amelia, and his stepson, Jonah? Must he leave them behind for the long months that building the school will take?
What form will his healing take, and will there be something left of his life when it is done? And what new dangers lurk in the village of Burden?
This is Burden of the Stars, the third book in Broken Stars, the steamy romantic sci-fi series by Chad Grayson.