2nd edition of this book is coming out on September 28, 2020, under a new title--The Fledgling! See my blog for more details: goodreads.com/author/show/19938891.Aida_Auerbach/blog
Infinity Walker is a character-driven, speculative science fiction novel that examines the ambiguity, beauty, and hardship of life. There is neither military conflict or apocalyptic themes in this book.
The story is set in a near-future New York City. But it doesn't focus on the City's exterior as much as it invites a reader to internalize the mood of the characters and their surroundings, whether it's Brooklyn Army Terminal or the streets of the Bronx.
Infinities are a fierce and secretive race of guardians, who are sworn to protect the Universe at all costs. They dwell on recycled planets and roam between the galaxies, protecting sentient life. Although each of the Infinity's role may be different, be it Infinity of Intrigue, Justice, Love, or Time, they are united by their allegiance to the Universe.
When the price of Love's safety is the fate of the Universe, how much is her escape really worth?
Infinity of Love--a healer, flees from Locus, Dark Infinity. She only knows one truth about him--it scares her and obscures her reasoning, compelling her to fight him, and in the process, she hurts herself more than him...or so she thinks.
Young graduate student Darius witnesses the fight between Love and Locus, and tries to make sense out of the two aliens' behavior.
Love is badly hurt, and she manipulates Darius into helping her. Darius grasps as much; he's angry, but at the same time he is curious and wants to learn more about Infinities--he agrees to assist. But, at the back of his mind, Darius wonders if he could manipulate Love into helping him as well.
The three of them--Locus, Love, and Darius--go through emotional and physical turmoil to rediscover themselves and to accept one's truth and destiny.