The Bastard Cadre is a futuristic epic fantasy serial featuring a host of science fiction and fantasy villains, anti-heroes, and heroines by Lee Carlon.The story is set in Newterra, which is populated by shape-shifters and sorcerers, cyborgs and gods. Dragons fly above empty wastelands and cities of technological splendor. Gods’ avatars fight holy wars that have all but cleansed the land of the living. The story’s primary protagonist is Avril Ethanson, a young man who was raised in the wastelands salvaging technology from abandoned cities. Avril has no interest in the gods or their chosen and their wars, but early in the story he discovers the choice to remain neutral has been denied him and he is drawn into a conflict that will define him and a scattered cadre of bondsmen he was bound to in the hour of his birth.