Children of Time author Arthur C. Clarke brings us an epic space opera about humanity on the verge of extinction and how one man’s discovery will either save or destroy us all.
The war has come to an end. Its heroes have been forgotten. Idris hasn’t aged or slept since they remade him in the war, until one chance discovery… And, in order to avoid the attention of greater powers, one of humanity’s heroes now scrapes by on a freelance salvage vessel. After the planet was destroyed, mankind created a fighting elite, including enhanced humans like Idris, to save their species. They could communicate with the enemy mind-to-mind in the silence of space. The Architects, their alien aggressors, simply vanished, and Idris and his kind became obsolete.Idris and his crew have discovered something strange abandoned in space fifty years later. It’s unmistakably the work of the Architects, but will they be back? And if that’s the case, what’s the rationale behind it? Idris and his crew are being pursued by gangsters, cults, and governments as they search the galaxy for answers. Because they now have something of incalculable worth that many would kill for.