The last human in the universe is on the run from a godlike intelligence in this rip-roaring debut space opera.
Sarya is the galaxy's worst nightmare: a Human.
Fortunately, she's the last one.
Adopted and raised by a terrifying, fiercely maternal spider-like alien, Sarya has lived on a space station her entire life, keeping her identity as a galactic boogeyman secret even as she puzzles over the impossible questions behind her own existence. How it is that she, and she alone, is the sole survivor of a race that was supposedly wiped out centuries ago? Who - or what - has set itself against humanity? And what made the Humans so special - or so frightening - that they warranted such treatment?
When a strange visitor recognizes Sarya as Human and makes her an irresistible offer, she's convinced she's about to get the answers she needs - until a series of vicious attacks leaves her world shattered. Suddenly she's running for her life, a step ahead of rioting inhabitants and terrifying enforcers. Together with a band of misfits and cutthroats - including a sentient spacesuit, a pint-sized alien genius named Sandy, and a borderline-immortal android - she makes for the depths of space aboard a stolen ship, in search of the truth behind her existence.
What she discovers is that humanity's death was but one chess move in a war played out across light-years and centuries, by beings with minds so vast and alien that they might as well be gods. Amongst their manipulations, Sarya might - just might - see a path to giving humanity a second chance. But to walk it, she'll have to make a terrible choice... and become something greater, and more alien, than she ever imagined
Zack Jordan is a compulsive learner and creator. He holds half an art degree, two thirds of a music degree, and about a quarter of a philosophy degree. He's worked on projects for FEMA, the U.S. Army, and the Department of Defense, none of which elevated his security clearance. He was a designer on several video games including World of Tanks and the F.E.A.R. series, but he's more proud of the indie games and music albums he's released under the name U.S. Killbotics. He lives in Chicago with his wife Tara, and spends his evenings playing various Super Mario games with their two daughters, London and Brooklyn.