The First Salik War is underway, and the Alliance is losing—their newest allies must find a way to win, or everyone will be slaughtered.
The V'Dan always believed they were the chosen race, destined to make a mark on the galaxy. For the last few centuries, they interacted peacefully with other sentient species—save for the Salik. Cold, amphibious, and vicious, the Salik were set on one goal: to conquer every race within their grasp.
Born into a political family and gifted with psychic abilities, Jacaranda MacKenzie has served as a border-watcher and even spent time as a representative on the United Planets Council. Now she just wants to spend her days in peace and quiet as a translator—but the universe has other plans . . .
It began with a terrible vision of the future. Compelled by her precognitive abilities, Ia must somehow save her home galaxy long after she's gone. Now Jean Johnson presents the long-awaited epic conclusion to her national bestselling military science fiction series . . .
Cult's awareness, it shall rise: Hidden people, gather now; Fight the demons, fight your doubt. Gearman's strength shall then endow, When Guilds' defender casts them out.
Calm the magics caught in thrall: Put your faith in strangers' pleas, Watcher, Witch, and treasure trove; Ride the wave to calm the trees, Servant saves the sacred grove.
When serpent crept into their hall: Danger waits for all who board, Trying to steal that hidden tone. Painted Lady saves the lord; Tower's master's not alone . . .
Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day—they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. Though no longer trapped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. The worst of those troubles now fall upon the last of the Sons of Destiny . . .