Lost wars have consequences, and it’s usually the innocent who suffer most. Young Robert and Timothy Byrd learn this firsthand when empire-building aliens threaten the extinction of all humanity via asteroid strike. Resistance proves futile, and the twin brothers are ripped from the bosom of their loving family to grow up among the Artemu, mankind’s haughty new overlords. But is the fighting really over yet? Or is time for the human race to accept the bitterest of defeats— at least temporarily— as the only possible road to survival?
What is it like to be forced to fight against your own people in alliance with their most terrible enemy, because doing anything else means the death of everyone everywhere?
Book one in the Clan Gonther Cycle.