The first book in the hard science fiction Reunification trilogy, the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning Clan Chronicles
To save their world, the most powerful of the Om’ray left their homes. They left behind all memory of their past. Calling themselves the Clan, they settled among Humanity, hiding in plain sight, using their ability to slip past normal space to travel where they wished, using their ability to control minds to ensure their place and security.
They are no longer hidden.
For the Clan face a crisis. Their reproduction is tied to individual power, and their latest generation of females, Choosers, are too strong to safely mate. Their attempt to force others to help failed until Sira di Sarc, their leader and the most powerful of their kind, successfully Joined with a human, Jason Morgan, starship captain and telepath. With Morgan, Sira forged the first peace between her kind and the Trade Pact.
But it is a peace about to shatter. Those the Clan have controlled all these years will rise against them. Her people dying around her, war about to consume the Trade Pact, Sira will be left with only one choice. She must find the way back. And take the Clan home.
Czerneda (A Play of Shadow) returns to the universe of her Clan Chronicles series with this satisfying paranormal space opera. Sira di Sarc, the most powerful member of the superpowered alien race called the Clan, defied her people to marry telepathic human Jason Morgan. Now the tentative peace between the Clan and the spacefaring members of the multi-species Trade Pact is threatened by intrigue and outright murder. Rumors of a Clan assassin and the existence of a secret Clan colony have a Trade cabal plotting against Sira and her people. Meanwhile, schisms within the Clan have Sira struggling to unite her people, as well as to protect herself and her husband. Saving the Clan and restoring peace will require surviving attacks from all sides, healing old wounds, and possibly even rediscovering the Clan's original homeworld, a secret forgotten generations ago. Czerneda excels at creating sympathetic characters and building intricate and fascinating worlds. Fans who have missed her Clan Chronicles will welcome this revival of a setting that still has much to offer.