Kirsten Quinn-Kovacks is among the best and brightest of her people. She gratefully serves the gentle race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a world, and nurtures them still. If only the Citizens knew where Kirsten's people came from.
A chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy's core has unleashed a wave of lethal radiation that will sterilize the galaxy. The Citizens flee, taking their planets, the Fleet of Worlds, with them.
Someone must scout ahead, and Kirsten and her crew eagerly volunteer. Under the guiding eye of Nessus, their Citizen mentor, they explore for any possible dangers in the Fleet's path - and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake the foundations of worlds.
©2007 Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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I got the whole series for a LONG drive. By the third book, the shear stupidity of the characters left me hoping they had been killed and that the bad guy would get away. This is so stupid, and I am a sci-fi nut, that after listening to book 3, unless I have had several drinks, I won't be listening to book 4. What a waste of money.
I usually ejoy Larry Nivens' books. My wife and I listened to this book together, and we thought this was the most boring book we've listened to out of hundreds. It seemed as though nothing really happened throughout the story. When the end of the book came, we weren't sure it was over.
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