The complete science fiction Broken series by Diane J Cornwell: Broken Faith, Broken Land and Broken Agreement. Also two bonus short stories, Fire Starter and Bird Whisperer.
When empathic gene engineer, Keeper Sonja discovers she was unknowingly impregnated with the first talented embryo she created, she is determined to abort, until she realises the fifteen-week-old embryo is already self-aware and mind speaking to her, leaving her only one option: flee the complex to protect him from testing and termination.
Thirty years after Broken Faith, genetically enhanced humans, lead by Casi, finally undertake the task of returning the Jlaantei to their home world. Will the devastation of drought, hunger and oppressive leadership help to overthrow the leaders? And is the hidden spaceship spying on the planet friend or enemy?
Psychic, Casi of Mannuholm, reluctantly agrees to travel to the nearby colony of Boreas II to negotiate the wording of the agreement for the resettlement of the Mannuholm humans.
Vice President of New Thalia, John Clark, is asked to solve the mystery of new settler deaths before the agreement is broken and all continents on Boreas II lose any chance to increase their population to keep the colony viable.
Can John and Casi, with the help of her alien friends, stop the killings and complete the integration of the Mannuholm humans on Boreas II?
Bonus Short Stories
When Belden was blamed for using his fire talent to melt all the candles in the classroom, he was threatened with mind wiping. He was also not impressed when Casi asked for his help to understand how his fire talent worked. Was it so she could control his talent? Should he help her?
As a five year old failed psychic experiment, Trish was moved from the Keeper Complex to a western slopes human village. But as a teenager, when she accidentally reads the thoughts of the village bully and defends her only friend, the villagers force her out of the village.