A thrilling and inventive space opera of a fascinating, terrifying future where newborn life is won in battle. Genetic engineering created Femes, a female sapien race like Amazon Warriors, who fight for supremacy of the galaxy. Kaylenn decides to prove herself in battle, as befitting a Kralite. In war, all opponents fall before her, but when she must trust Saaryth--a lowly Kaltaarist squadron commander--or face glorious death herself, she chooses to live. Born to the tribe, Saaryth embodies the unity and self-sacrifice that is the birthright of all Kaltaarists. After generations of being marginalized by their Kralite-led government, Saaryth shows Kaylenn the potential of the many working together to accomplish a single goal. But Kaylenn's fiery passion awakens within Saaryth desires forbidden to Kaltaarists: possessiveness. Their union enrages those controlling the galaxy, but is the only hope to save Kaylenn's homeworld. The Nexus is always watching… and its judgment is neigh.