In a time of interstellar war between the Terran Alliance and the Colonial Earth Alliance, against a backdrop of nonstop terrorist attacks against Earth-allied and CEA-allied colonies, a team of young soldiers enters a secret facility that unlocks itself only once every twenty-eight years. But when they get inside, they find more than they bargained for.
From schizophrenic computers to mechlizards, from sociopathic terrorists to a device that can stop time itself, this book spins a tale of adventure, intrigue, and even horror, peppered with laughs.
“Sic Kend’hara i’michlus’t vi yu grecht. Sic Kend’erus vi vey inacht. Frecas sol vey grecht. Oc’flieme, sepra, fliecht ste’gats frecasse. Ic nule vey carus. Ic Kend’hara fi erust.”
“With open arms for to welcome, we greet you. With arms closed, we lay ourselves down. Only darkness greets us. One light, distant, shining upon darkness’ gate. And nothingness surrounds us. And open arms forever close.”
—final transmission of the starship Kend’hara, Terran year 2360 A.D.
This novel is the first in a trilogy of parallel plots that tell the story of the end of the war between the Terran Alliance and the Colonial Earth Alliance. It tells the story from the perspective of the victors.
The second novel, Enemies from Within, is a somewhat darker story that describes the same time period from the perspective of the colonists, and tells how things got so bad in the first place.
The third novel peels away another layer of the onion.