“Kristoph skillfully connects three independent perspectives to demonstrate how an individual choice, whether self-serving or for the greater good, can create a ripple of consequences in unexpected ways.” -Publisher’s Weekly
Awarded Honorable Mention in the 2015 Writers of the Future Contest
The red giant Saria is dying.
Praetar, a sand-blown planet, lies occupied. Its people are buried and beaten, forced to toil for the Melisao Empire that prepares to flee their star. Hyken, a Sentinel pilot in orbit around the planet, is faced with a moral dilemma that forces him to choose between his co-pilot and their mission. Mira, a factory worker on Praetar, struggles to make a better life for her daughters–using what little resources at her command. A slumlord named Bruno makes his own arrangements, gathering what meager power he can in the Empire’s scramble to flee.
Caught up in the exodus, these people struggle to survive. Are they strangers, or do their decisions affect one-another in unexpected ways?
OTHER BOOKS BY DAVID KRISTOPH
Tales of a Dying Star
- Siege of Praetar
Sword of Blue
Drowned by Fire
Born of Sand
- Treasures of the Forgotten City
The House on Hollow Hill
The Ship at the Edge of Time
Enigma at the Greensboro Zoo
The Secret of the Aurora Hotel
The Strange Physics of the Heidelberg Laboratory