RICH SPACE OPERA IN A COLORFUL, MIND-BOGGLING UNIVERSE.
In the twenty-fourth century, Humankind has made a great leap forward, colonizing over a thousand planets and exploring thousands more.
It also survived a bloody civil war.
Now, people must struggle with revolutionary changes. In the Xan 4 System, both scientists and Federation soldiers, including Sergeant Henryan Darski, who is temporarily on parole, secretly observe two alien races from an orbital station. The sergeant is supposed to identify a group of people who—against procedures—are trying to save one of the races. At stake is not only the survival of the Warriors of the Bone, but also Henryan’s life.
Meanwhile, in the distant New Rouen System, the Nomad, a ship from the Recycling Corps, finds a mysterious, millennia-old shipwreck while clearing the fields of long-forgotten space battles. The derelict’s advanced technology is impressive . . .
. . . but the being found onboard could shake the very foundation of human civilization . . .