The Immortals created a passage from one universe to another and founded peaceful colonies there, but now the homeworld is ruled by a corrupt Council that will send an army to put the colonies under harsh rule. On the colony world of Gan, Trae is raised in secret by a religious sect hiding from a crazed emperor. The reincarnated son of an immortal prophet, Trae is guided by a mentor mysteriously connected to his father, is raised to lead a revolution against the Emperor and, reunited with his true family, moves to meet the threat of the conquering horde streaming in from another universe.
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—M.J. Engh, author of Arslan
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—Steve Perry, author of The Omega Cage
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