Caleb Bugai (author)
Matthew Calamos, a young man raised apart from it, enters Alkalian society through his first year attending the confederacy’s national college. Like all other Alkalians, he has a battle morph, a transformation into a powerful humanoid or creature with special weapons or abilities. He soon learns, however, that his battle morph is unlike others, rare and with a power tabooed and feared by them, and it makes him stand out in a student community dominated by boss students, the most popular, charming, and dangerous students among them.
As he makes friends and foes in the community, Matt also learns more about it and himself, maturing socially and sexually. But he soon finds himself a champion in a struggle for control over the community, and throughout the conflict battles are fought, relationships grow or wither, and lives are threatened. Allegiances change, secrets fester, and morals are tested before Matt and others are all affected by the conflict’s end, their fates tied to events unforeseen.