In the aftermath of a car crash, Austin not only lost his mother but the ability to walk. Growing up in a world that fears people with supernatural abilities, he didn’t know what to think when a blast of strange energy healed his paralysis and gave him powers like a plenarie. Hunted by a relegator named Reuel and the United Alliance, Austin is saved by Maisie Orchid, a girl with the ability to teleport or “pocket-jump” in the blink of an eye.
With the help of Maisie and some new friends, Austin learns to control his new powers. He may look like a scrawny teenager with bad case of bed hair, but even Austin has come to understand that looks can be deceiving. Now this teen can harness raw electricity, move his body at super speed, and even duplicate the abilities of other plenaries. His vibrant, electric-blue eyes reflect the charged power he can pack in his punches.
Stumbling into a new and crazy chapter of his life, Austin must rely on his powers and newfound allies to discover the truth of his gifts, challenge the tyranny of the United Alliance, and defeat an old rival of the plenaries, the treacherous Solon Blak. Skeptic and a little awkward at times, Austin lacks the charisma of a typical hero but wears the heart of one on his sleeve. Standing for those who cannot stand for themselves, he will prove to the world that it is not the plenaries they should fear but those who let their own power corrupt them. Follow Austin’s journey as the story unfolds in the first part of the Echo of a Hero series.
For now, the world only knows her as a lone rebel called “The Orchid,” but one day Maisie will be remembered as an ally to Austin Bennet in his fight against the United Alliance. Headstrong and often overzealous, Maisie Orchid’s high disregard for the rules frequently gets her into trouble. To help Austin save a friend, she doesn’t ask for permission to sneak out and break into a highly secured relegator facility.
As a plenarie in her second incarnation, Maisie has years of experience in the body of a petite girl turning sixteen. She has a magnified metabolism, packing tons of food and energy into five feet of pure kick-ass. The plenarie has a quick-wit rivaled only by her swift teleporting skills, also known as pocket-jumping. With magical armor summoned by a pendant, Maisie is a menace to relegators and their superior Reuel, who is in league with Solon Blak.
Maisie is one of the few who live at the Sacrarium, a hidden sanctuary for surviving plenaries. She is particularly close with Aviana Blu, despite them agreeing on almost nothing. When Maisie isn’t fighting relegators or arguing with Aviana, she likes to spend her free time experimenting with plenarie tech or recreating iconic buildings out of LEGO bricks. Light-hearted in nature, few people realize that Maisie uses her carefree charm as a facade, concealing the truth about her dark past. A secret connection to Solon will not only threaten her friendships but her place at the Sacrarium as well. Learn more about Maisie Orchid in her official debut in Echo of a Hero: Spirits of Power.