Book 4 of 4.
Anchorpoint City, 2082. Half a year after the death of his lover Takeshi, Rory remains devastated, deflecting Nick's attempts to draw him out. Lorcan takes it upon himself to coax Rory back to life. Then an innocent gesture of affection explodes into a sensational scandal, forcing them to make choices they would otherwise never have considered. Will their friendship survive the pressure of Nightwalker politics, or will their relationship be just another casualty of war?
In memory of his love for Tobias, Rafael became Antonio's closest friend and ally, supporting his protege's advancement in the Spacer Guild despite Nick's deep disapproval. Captain of the Jumpvessel Singularity, Antonio has spent his entire adult life navigating the void between the stars, blissfully avoiding any part of the fate decreed for him in the war between the White Wind and the Red. Mentor and student are reunited when Antonio returns home on the one hundredth anniversary of his father's death, intending to stay only long enough to pay his respects to a man he never had a chance to know and the family he left behind. But in a world where immortality is commonplace, death is not always what it seems, and destiny is not so easily cast aside.
Razheel has served the Court of Shadows with honor for over a century as the Night's Herald, never openly taking sides in the divide between Nightwalker and Daywalker alliances. Now, after thirty thousand years of conflict, something new walks the Earth, which may be the greatest weapon yet in the battle between the races. As Antonio's fate becomes clear, she steps seamlessly into the role of revolutionary, and her carefully planned insurrection will set the Nightwalker race on the path to final victory, or to total extinction.
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Lorcan watched in silence while Rory meditated. He was immortal. He could wait. In the meantime, he studied his old friend, seeing the tension in his shoulders and the lines on his face that grief had put there. Rory looked old, tired in body and spirit, for all that he remained the same physical age as he had been for over sixty years. Nicholas, how could you let him face this alone? But then, Rory had always been private, and Nick would have seen the tragedy as a reminder of his own lover’s mortality.
I should have been here. It would have been politically disastrous, he knew. Rory was right about that, but he would have come anyway.
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After the incense had burned out, Rory opened his eyes and got back to his feet. “I’m sorry I was so defensive when I first saw you. Nick arranged to have this part of the tunnels cleared of visitors when I come down here each month.”
“I know. I persuaded him to let me through the cordon, so we could speak privately.”
Rory looked at him in confusion. “Why didn’t you just come by the house?”
“Because you don’t let anyone past the perimeter wards anymore. Nick said you’ve been holed up behind your defenses this whole time, and your AI is screening your calls. I thought you’d turn me away.”
Rory stood frozen by the revelation. Is that true? Granted, I didn’t want any visitors, but Nick had come by several times and … and come to think of it, I talked to him at the door every time and didn’t invite him in. Damn, when did I become a hermit? He shook his head to clear his thoughts. “Well, you’re here now. It’s been what, almost two years? Let’s go for a walk in the gardens, and you can tell me what you’ve been up to.”
Already translated. Translated by Luisa Maria Reyes Cortés