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Mankind is stricken. Brought to its knees by a devastating virus, the world is further crushed by the Dominion tyranny. Humanity struggles to survive this apocalyptic nightmare, and there’s only one hope – the ancient promise of an annihilated people. 

“By the Bearers brought into time, fulfillment shall come in a Mark, and hope in four children born. Evil will flee Earth before the four Marked.” 
– The Mark Prophecy of the Kota 

Troy Kandoya remembers the world before all this came to pass. He saw the beginning of global war, genetic manipulation, and viral plague. Now called Trok, the immortal Kota Interceder, he must fulfill the prophecies he once rejected. 

After 500 years, the four Marked saviors are born. However, nothing about these heroes is what Trok expected. Loree is a master assassin who can disappear without a trace. Zaak grew up exiled on an alien planet. Alex is a telepath traumatized by an inexplicable, missing year of her life. Ryu, the final Warrior, has incredible mutate-genes of strength. 

With Trok’s guidance, the Warriors join Earth’s rebels and fight the Dominion – but this isn’t going to be easy. Rebel politics are complicated, particularly for Loree. Zaak finds it difficult to navigate his home world. New questions arise for Alex as she helps civilians recover from a shared trauma. Ryu can’t hide from his famous past. And always, the Dominion threatens with its unstoppable weapon -the dehumanizing DRK virus. 

For centuries, no one’s been able to end Earth’s nightmare. Can four Warriors really make a difference?


  • “A fascinating, powerfully-written sci-fi classic. A finalist and highly recommended.” – The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
  • a classic dystopian setting and a cool mix of science fiction elements” –
  • “The Kota was a fantastic, fantastic read.” –
  • “The Kota is a prime example of what a dystopian novel can explore.”  –
  • “With too much Science Fiction paying superficial homage to originality, it’s rare to find a writer who manifests diversity in thought and execution, whilst avoiding the pitfalls of overt imitation. Bringing a unique and compelling voice to the genre, Sunshine Somerville sets herself apart with The Kota.” –
  • “This novel is extremely imaginative and in fact, this si-fi novel achieves what many science fiction novels do not: plausibility. It felt as if I were there watching the events unfold before my eyes. […] Lovers of science fiction will find plenty in this novel to wet their appetite. I love a good series and ‘The Kota’ is off to a good start. I am looking forward to the follow-up!” – A Drunken Druid’s View
  • “Honestly, this couldn’t hit my nerd buttons any harder if it had come wrapped in Batman’s cape. Kota is stuffed with new ideas and well-developed characters.  I’m always going to take time to read about people with superpowers, but Kota had me caring about them as characters beyond those traits.  I’m firmly on board for the rest of the series.”  
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