In the never-ending expanse of the universe exists an insurmountable array of alien creatures, and with them, their thaumaturgy. Enter Caladium. He's a human touched by said thaumaturgy, or S'toca, as he calls it. Like magic, his kind can manipulate plants to grow and reform at their own whim. If he can think it, he can will it to happen. But when Vianto, an evil pirate from the darkest depths of space, comes to take the life of Cal's father, what adventure is in store for our young hero?
the destruction of terra
This novel follows Cal, and several others, as the lives they once knew change drastically. Through their own experiences and self-preservation, they must learn how to survive a universe filled with space pirates, aliens, psychics, a hotheaded empire, a cold-hearted extremist society, and humans gifted with various magical abilities -- via thaumaturgy.