The third volume in Philip C. Quaintrell's Terran Cycle continues to span the galaxy, exploring the origins of mankind.
Now a man with nothing to lose, Kalian Gaines has chosen to travel through the Conclave’s new Starforge and explore what remains of the Terran Empire. This graveyard of worlds holds secrets long forgotten and better left alone, but regardless of the dangers, answers must be found and soon. The threat of the Vanguard looms over the entire Conclave, its purpose; to pave the way for something worse, something ancient.
Kalian must adapt and evolve, or risk losing everything in humanity’s battle to not only survive those who seek their extinction, but also their place in the Conclave.
Roland North is carving a bloody trail across the criminal underworld, seeking his own answers. He refuses to believe that Li’ara is gone, and if he must maim, torture and kill everyone connected to Protocorps to learn the truth, then he will.
The oldest beings in the known universe have traversed an ocean of stars for a singular purpose. War is coming and the harvest is inevitable. The only chance for hope has been discovered in the darkest corner of the galaxy, where at last, the heretic has been found…