Adara settles into having four children but worries she isn’t giving them enough time while she is Mathair Naclan. Consulting with Oakes, she and Decker plan to return to space so she can explore their sectors.
Unrest with the Humans only group causes conflict and violence in Hometown. Adara’s children and family are threatened. Adara’s assistants are attacked, which leads to their first trial. Due to her involvement with the victims, Adara stays on the sideline of the trial.
Back in space, Adara settles into running the Wayfarers and exploring space. She finds comfort and excitement in learning how to delegate and balance her life. But the conflict isn’t resolved and follows her. Will the bigotry continue?