Are heroes born, or created? Abducted by aliens and given the standard hero contract to rescue a maiden, kill a monster and save a world, Arthur MacDonald is in a unique position to discover the answer to that question. Or to discover the question is unanswerable.
A freestanding novel, Glory Unbound continues the story begun in Adornments of Glory, following Arthur to Diluvia, Terra's sister planet. Is Arthur a hero? Does he become one? Or does he die? (a hint--the answer to at least one of those question, is "yes.")