Well over a millennia in the past, men and women fled Earth. Escaping Armageddon. What they found — lost in some forgotten corner of the Milky Way Galaxy — was the Waywork: an alien superhighway system between a closed sphere of stars.
Now, the five Starstates — which rule all that’s left of humanity — are poised on the brink of another terrible war.
And three unlikely people — the daring daughter of a royal family, the reluctant son of an interstellar shipping magnate, and a disgraced flag officer seeking redemption—must come together to race against the forces of their greatest foe.
Because the Waywork may at last be ready to give up its secrets, and one woman — a merciless autocrat, from the Waywork’s most brutal regime — is determined to ensure that she controls it all. It’s a clash of civilizations, as the future of the human race hangs in the balance!
Brad R. Torgersen is a science fiction and fantasy author who debuted in the 26th volume of Writers of the Future, and has since gone on to publish in some of the genre's top venues, such as Analog Science Fiction & Fact magazine, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Galaxy's Edge magazine. In addition to winning the Writers of the Future award, Brad won the Analog Magazine 'AnLab' readers' choice award, and was the 2012 triple nominee for science fiction's top three prizes: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Campbell awards. Brad has also collaborated with bestselling award-winners Mike Resnick and Larry Niven. 2014 will see the debut of Torgersen's first novel - The Chaplain's War - from Baen Books. A full-time healthcare tech geek by day, Brad is also a United States Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer.