Lies. Charlatans. Greed. War. In the name of God, 200,000 Avarican civilians are savagely massacred. Therefore, the neighboring Gzadin homeworld is overrun by Avarican forces in the name of God. So the Gzadin enlist the aid of Crilen, the fiery interstellar champion of the living Lord, to liberate their planet in God?s name. Only he quickly discerns that the purported faiths of both worlds have been subverted by ungodly ulterior motives. The sincerest soul Crilen encounters amidst a chaotic war mired in ruthless treachery is Captain Vicara Riks, an intrepid field officer whose thirst for righteousness runs concurrent with her struggle to trust Heaven. Her fearless leadership symbolizes the conundrum of the soldier who finds her sworn allegiance to duty opposed by the abandoned virtues of honor and truth. Every willing sacrifice Vicara makes painfully diminishes her odds for a loving reunion with her son. Crilen desperately wishes to save her, but war is fraught with cruelty?and death. To deliver interplanetary peace, sacrifices must be made. What price for the atonement of two lost worlds shall ultimately be paid?
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Donald Templeman brings so much to this completely fascinating and engaging story of a universe gone mad. Using many of the political, psychological and religious issues we are caught up in today all around the globe, he examines how both man--and alien--kind poison and distort the many options we have as sentient creatures, through greed, anger and fatal egotism. On this huge stage, he brings us heroes and villains, and a lot of "grayer" characters, who are three-dimensional, empathetic and unforgettable. Our two main characters, each a flawed hero in his/her own right, bring home the emotional and spiritual costs we all must pay. It's a rare sci-fi/fantasy writer with the gift of a huge imagination as well as the ability to make a reader believe deeply in his very real characters, and Donald Templeman is one of those writers.