by Richard Parry
The leader of the fallen Republic returns. Destruction sweeps across Earth.
Grace Gushiken and Nathan Chevell rule the Empire. While they petition seditionist worlds for aid in a war humanity struggles to win, Grace’s father arrives. Kazuo Gushiken brings the might of the insect-like Ezeroc to crush humanity’s home.
Kazuo travels with a fallen civilization. AI machines fight at his side. They are allied with the Ezeroc in a common purpose: destroy humans, once and for all. If they kill the heads of the Empire, all planets will fall.
The AI destroy humanity’s Navy, leaving Grace and Nate to escape on an old ex-war heavy lifter. Pressed into service one more time, the crew of the Tyche must survive against the combined might of the Ezeroc and AI. If they can’t, they will die, and humanity’s hopes with them.
Category: Science Fiction – Space Opera