A galactic search for the truth fires this magnificent epic of war and discovery on both a human and cosmic scale.The Wild: a chaotic place where ten elite lightship pilots dared to venture. A place where one of those pilots, Danlo wi Soli Ringess, will learn the fate of his father. Did Mallory Ringess die during that first expedition to the Wild? Or did he become a god? Opinions vary, but Danlo's search is focused on one objective: the truth. It is a truth that will not only reveal his father's assassin, but could also lay bare the secret to a killer virus that only Danlo survived.
The epic of Danlo wi Soli Ringess of Nevermore, interstellar pilot, adventurer and the sole survivor of the Devaki tribe, continues in this elaborate space-opera sequel to The Broken God. Charged by the Master Pilot with discovering the reason behind the destruction of numerous star systems, Danlo takes his diamond-skinned starship on a quest that is hindered by predictable plotting and stilted dialogue ("You speak in paradoxes and riddles"). Zindell creates a universe loaded with spectacle: computers so immense that their components form orbital rings around suns, artificial intelligence that has evolved to godhood and technology that can shatter stars into novas. But Zindell's narrative conflicts are merely retread versions of plot devices that click with near-cliche familiarity. Despite these shortcomings, Danlo remains likable, for his sheer pageantry and color.