Book 8 of Shadow Gods Saga
Having destroyed a Celi-Kran invader on Devon 3-VL4’s moon using the hand of Death, Master Scout Terrllss-rr is faced with a terrible truth about his power.
With Teena, accompanied by his Wanderer brother Dharaklin, they head for the Orieli Technic Union to begin a cultural exchange mission. At the edge of the Moanar Nebula, Teena is taken in a devastating Kran attack that obliterates three outposts guarding a gateway to Orieli space. Terr’s ship is saved from destruction by intervention of the Fernai, Kran’s ancient enemy. The aliens have the power to destroy the Krans, but they don’t want to become embroiled in a galactic war.
Determined to rescue Teena, Terr must confront an implacable enemy bent on wiping out every inhabited system. The Orieli send a warship deep into Kran space where Terr confronts Zero Six, a master nexus that’s planning the invasion of the Serrll Combine. He is reunited with Teena and the Orieli ship is allowed to leave—after Zero Six infects Terr with deadly nanolites, hoping to spread contagion among the Orieli.
Terr survives and the Krans strike the Serrll Combine’s capital and Anar’on, the fabled world of the Wanderers, the only thing the Krans truly fear. In retaliation, the Wanderers agree to help the Orieli wipe out this alien blight whose objective is to spread throughout the galaxy and beyond, making everything Celi-Kran. With information and material support provided by the Fernai, an offensive against the Krans becomes possible.
Wielding the hand of Death, Terr is prepared for a final confrontation, having to face his own struggle with Death.
I would recommend purchasing the previous books in this series since the writing is superb, but with having the foreknowledge of what led up to the events in this story, it would be more enjoyable.
Stefan’s polished prose intensifies this very strange story and encourages the reader to invest in the previous seven volumes. Book 8 assures that he has another success to add to his growing stature.
Stefan Vucak has written an intriguing science fiction novel involving three heroes who have set out on a mission while…