While drifting lost in space due to a navigational failure, a mineral scout discovers an Entity so powerful and alien it can only be described in one word: God. On the arid mining planet of Araldis, Baroness Mira Fedor is on the run from the authorities, her life in tatters and her future stolen. Araldis¬† itself buckles under the onslaught of a ruthless invasion.¬† None of this is coincidence. The more Mira discovers about her planet’s elite and the forces arrayed against them, the more things seem to point to a simple guiding intelligence: nothing that has happened to her or her world is an accident. She’s stumbled into a galaxy-sized intrigue – but will she live long enough to tell anyone?