Book I of The Sentients Of Orion. 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?