For KR

Petja/Skorez of the Nightjars

Portrait by Isatai on a page from the math book of Petja's sister

Petja aka Skorec

Petja aka Skorec

(pron. Shkorets) is the son of the rebels' leader. They decided to revolt against the Duke and even the King/Queen. Skorec is a young warrior who works in a hotel where no-one knows his true identity; at work, he is called Petja. But in fact, he is a real Homsarec (Homo Sapiens Erectus) with high body temperature, razor-sharp (though not pointed) teeth, unable to lose consciousness or to fall into deep sleep, able to keep fighting under circumstances that no normal human would be able to withstand. They are quick, tough, and clever. But — alas — their lives are short. Yet, help is under way! The solution will be found. Lifespan will increase to a normal level. The search for a solution is subject during all parts of the book.