The war is over, and there are no winners. Just a broken galaxy.
Now humans and aliens must share this war-torn galaxy. None of this matters to Drake, though, he's just an artist. He's tagging along on the busted up ship Trystero, along with its ragtag crew. Together, they traverse the Demilitarized Zone between Terran and Gra'al borders, taking on any job they can find. Big or small. Human or alien.
The galaxy changes when the crew encounters a derelict alien ship, its crew slaughtered. With his dying breath, a crewman points them to a box. In it? An abandoned alien baby. When their government refuses to get involved, Drake and the crew need to return the baby they've been calling Bruce home, a bloodthirsty warlord on their tail.
His quest? Find Bruce and claim the Gra'al throne, declaring a new war on humanity.
Drake never wanted to be a hero... now he's all that stands in the way of a fragile peace between humans and aliens.
Loved the characters, good action scenes, interesting plot!
Compassion is an art form
I did not know what to expect. I read part of Dave’s other series and didn’t know if this series would be similar. In a way, sort of. Dave is great a bringing together an unlikely rag-tag group of characters trying give them each enough time to understand and empathize with them. In this story, I felt like we didn’t get as much about the female characters. I really liked the emergence of Dray, who in a way is coming into his own ascension in finding confidence in himself and his innate artistic ability and finding a way to connect even with the most difficult if characters. I hope to read on and find out more about this crew and adventure with them again.