Ten people, nine of Arba, one not. Some human, some not. Each with a role to play. Or not. A world seemingly at stake. Legends, rumors, plans and lives intertwining, folding, stretching towards an end, a new beginning, or perhaps a violent and inviolable awakening.
Who can say? On the OS Maeketel, a planet far from the place where humans began, in one of many Environs – a place called Arba, to which humans have been brought for many centuries -- we find them here, struggling, yearning, contending with races not their own, and quite desperately and inevitably, changing.
Will their valiant and varied efforts amount to anything more than empty movements?
Will Arba be saved? Should it be? Does it really need to be? Would it matter if it were?
Who decides these things?
Ten people, nine of Arba, one not?
Seamus Eaton is a man who understands you don't want to know anything about his cats, his hobbies, his blood type, or his education. That said, he really enjoys memorizing lines for plays elderly people attend with the unabashed, sinister intention of falling asleep in plain sight, and he wants his readers to understand this.