In this universe, humanity allies with elemental Dragons & expressive spacefaring Aquari to form the glorious Pan-Galactic Imperium, inhabiting all known worlds with all known sentients. The Magus Dynasty has ruled for 24 generations since expansion beyond the capital homeworld of Alisandre. Dozens of planets possess distinct cultures within ten federets, while intergalactic megacorporations war on each other and innovate ferociously. The military focus is on growth and unity.
Scion Princess Soleil, a brilliant young woman maturing from her promising upbringing, becomes the target of undercurrents of unease. These gathering forces are affecting people far and wide, of surprising kinds: a lone private investigator, a corporate agent, rescue volunteers, a young drifter, famous artists. They are drawn together through growing catastrophes, and their decisions catapult them into unprecedented roles.
Though all may be lost, the next age turns over the horizon. . .