Si vis pacem, para bellum
If you want peace, you should prepare for war.
Light years away in distant space, the Aèllr rule a highly advanced and peaceful interstellar empire where violent conflict is a thing of the past.
But when an Aèllr ship crash lands on Earth, their initial encounters with humans are fraught with fear and mutual misunderstanding.
Peaceful explorers or warlike conquerors?
As humankind wonders what to make of the alien incursion, first contact sets off a chain of events that leaves both species facing an uncertain and potentially disastrous future.