Conquering Fate Takes Sacrifice.
Victoria of Ourtown believes two things: that the bright, wandering star in the heavens is an abandoned spacecraft which brought her ancestors to this world and that destiny and the will of gods are nonsense. Vic used to scoff at stories of wizards too, until she acquired their powers. Once a warrior, now a secret wizard, she just wants to live an ordinary life and find a way to atone for the mistakes she’s made.
Ashel of Narath knows that the wandering star is the god who created humanity, but this difference of opinion doesn’t stop him from loving Vic. All that keeps them apart is a thousand miles and a tragic loss.
Lornk Korng needs Vic and Ashel to execute his plans for conquest. The fact both want him dead is but a trifling snag in his schemes. A bigger problem are the world’s indigenous aliens and an ancient enemy whose victory could wipe out humankind.
As plots and counterplots clash across time, Vic and Ashel must choose their allies carefully, or risk losing not only each other but everything they know.
A gripping tale of wizardry, warfare, and moral dilemmas unspools in a breathtaking blend of fantasy and science fiction.
"A vibrant and engaging read. A.M. Justice is a master of high stakes political intrigue."
"The Woern Saga continues with spectacular twists and turns ... that lends significant depth to familiar characters and brings legends to life while managing to build the suspense through each unexpected turn of events."
"Highly charged with emotion, magic, alien life forms, time travel, and the violence of warfare. A seamless blending of science fiction and fantasy."
"A beautiful and heart wrenching journey."
"In this gripping epic, Justice’s worldbuilding is extensive. ... The author fills the pages with striking passages. .... [A] riveting sequel.”