The starstream is beautiful. But beauty turns deadly when an ancient AI bent on destruction uses it to travel uptime, to humanitys future.
The Mindaru are dead. Or so exiled-Earthman John Bandicut and his alien companions believe, after their intervention to save the Orion Nebula and surrounding worlds. But now a part of this ancient and malicious AI colony is swarming toward the present from its birthplace deep in the past. Their opening: a temporal disturbance in the starstream, a hyperspatial thoroughfare used by myriad civilizations. The disturbance emanates from the planetary defenses of nearby Karellia, whose people know nothing of the starstream or the galaxy-threatening Mindaru.
Only Bandicut and his friends have the knowledge and experience to act. But when several of the company go missing, he and Li-Jared must team with the pandimensional Ruall and her gokat--the oddest aliens Bandicut has met since the shadow-people--and journey to Karellia to find a way to cut off the timestream.
Meanwhile, on Shipworld, the "missing" Ik meets another human of Earth--a former lover of Bandicuts--and embarks with her on a perilous mission far back into deep time, seeking a way to stop the Mindaru at their source.
The Chaos Chronicles returns at last with part one of a heartstopping, two-part adventure. Concluded in Crucible of Time--coming soon from Nebula-nominated Jeffrey A. Carver!
The Reefs of Time: Part One of the Out of Time Sequence (The Chaos Chronicles) Author: Jeffrey A. Carver Language: EnglishBinding: PaperbackPages: 472Publisher: Book View CafePublication Date: 2019-07-22