In this thrilling dystopian space-opera, escapees flee a ravaged Earth—but what’s more dangerous: the wasteland of their past or the one that lies ahead?
Having obliterated entire civilizations, the Torth Majority is now threatening humanity itself. Barreling through deep space—and hunted every dark mile by armadas, saboteurs, and kamikaze armies—the passengers of a refugee streamship must outrun everything they left behind if they hope to stay alive.
Instilled with illegal superpowers, Ariock is a literal giant among gladiators. It’s in his blood: his legendary great-grandfather outwitted the Torth, and Ariock himself dared to betray them. Thomas, on the other hand, is a supergenius. Sure, he’s physically disadvantaged, but his mind is a brainwashing, telepathic, terrifying wonder to behold. What he’s done to outlast the abuses of his youth is something of a mystery . . . and possibly malevolent. Not even Vy, his caretaker and foster sister, knows all of Thomas’s secrets.
What all three share is a fear of the unknown. Their ship on the last dregs of fuel, they crash-land on a distant planet still under the toxic, storm-filled fallout of an ancient nuclear war. Turns out this hell-scape is the ancestral homeworld of the Torth. And while that savage empire couldn’t withstand this poisoned sludge of a planet, it doesn’t mean they’re not still guarding it.
On a predatory world of mutant monstrosities and relentless galactic enemies, Thomas foresees nothing but death and defeat. But it’s do-or-die for Ariock and the streamship exiles who are fighting to survive—and somehow find light in a dead city of eternal night.
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