After escaping from Heliodor and the wrath of the empire, Nia and the crew head to Earth to forge new alliances. Before Nia can investigate some unsettling information about her own family, they must leave, taking onboard fresh crew members in their quest to reach smaller Adamite communities and warn them of the emperor's plans. As new relationships are formed and old ones tested, Brec finds himself drawn to Peri, a reluctant recruit from Earth who wants nothing to do with him.
But the emperor's diabolical schemes reach further than anyone imagined, and when the journey is disrupted by an anomaly, the crew realize that nothing will ever be the same again...
War is coming… or has it been war all this time?
Definitely read the first book in this series, that will explain parts of this book. The crew of the Obsidian starts their voyage to find answers to the questions that Nia is struggling with and trying to make sense of. And Nia’s bond Ten is there to support her all the way. But is Ten the only one who will trust Nia because of their bond? After leaving Earth, the voyage continues with new Adamites brought onto the ship but things are not smooth sailing for the crew as they fly throughout the Empire, dodging the emperor’s forces and traps. And things aren’t always what they appear to be... Excellent continuation of this Sci-Fi series! Love it! Bring on the next book!