, Mar 1, 2006
- 450 pages
In this book, Cley is an Original, one of the few genetically pure descendants of mankind still left on Earth. Catastrophe strikes when unknown life-forms kill all of the planet's Originals-except Cley. Forced to flee, Cley begins a desperate quest through her wildly transformed world and beyond. For somewhere-past planets that have been reengineered, past sentient ship-worlds evolving deep between stars, past creatures the size of solar systems-waits the Malign. A being so powerful that it can escape a black hole, the Malign is destroying the galaxy as it hunts down the one thing it fears - Cley.