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The Halden Army (A Dystopian Short story)

As Cadet Draken Kosset prepares for his final exam to become an officer of the Manderian Halden, he can't shake the recurring nightmare that has plagued him since childhood and that threatens to derail his ambitions. To make matters worse, he finds himself grappling with sexual awakening, fuelled by his growing feelings for his fellow cadet, Zamal.

Will Draken be able to stay on course and achieve his goals, or will he succumb to the overwhelming forces pulling him in conflicting directions?

Discover the answer in this gripping tale of courage and self-discovery.

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Readers Reviews

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A race with lizard-like characteristics. Draken is born as a warrior and trained up. However, he had a traumatic experience which he never dealt with. Will this threaten his chances of succeeding in his career?

There is a mixture of action and psychology with sexual tension.

If you like science fiction short-reads, this book may be the book for you.

I’m certainly looking forward to reading more by this author.

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I scored this book 4/5

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

— Joni M.

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Draken needs to pass his final exam if he is ever to realise his ultimate goal of fighting in the Halden Army as an officer. The ultimate test of skills will be difficult enough but can he confront his weaknesses to overcome the trial.

This is a nice intro to the world of Keyla Damaer's Sehnsucht Series and is tightly written with memorable characters.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

— Kevin C.

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Showcase your happy customers by adding their testimonials and reviewsAn interesting short story. We all have fear in us . Some can defeat it some cannot. In this story Draken had a fear of fire. Most of us do but Draken had to realize this in his final exam. The question arises as to whether or not he can overcome his fear if that a portion of his exam.

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— Norman

Keyla Damaer

Keyla Damaer is an Italian author who has enjoyed writing since she was a child. She travelled a lot, especially throughout the United States, where part of her family lives, and that gave her the opportunity to deepen her knowledge of the English language, which she had cherished since she was a child.

She was born and raised in Rome, where she still lives with her husband and her turtle. By day she's a part-time accountant, but by night she's an imagination engineer with a way with words. The Parallels is the first book of The Sehnsucht Series and her first novel published as an independent author.

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