The V'Dan always believed they were the chosen race, destined to make a mark on the galaxy. For the last few centuries, they interacted peacefully with other sentient species-save for the Salik. Cold, amphibious, and vicious, the Salik were set on one goal- to conquer every race within their grasp.
Now that the Salik's ruthless war has begun, the fate of the galaxy is in the hands of two strange companions- Li'eth, a prince under siege and his rescuer, Jacaranda MacKenzie. A beautiful ambassador from the Motherworld, Jackie possesses more than the holy powers of a goddess. She brings a secret weapon-a strange, wondrous, and dangerous new technology that could be her and Li'eth's last and only hope to save their people from extinction . . .
Praise for Jean Johnson's Theirs Not to Reason Why series
'Reminiscent of bothStarship TroopersandDune.'Publishers Weekly
'Both highly entertaining and extremely involving in equal measure.' The Founding Fields
'An engrossing military SF series.' SF Signal
'Full of suspense, danger, and intrigue . . . Fans of military science fiction will definitely want to check out this surprising and exciting novel.' SciFiChick.com