TALES OF DHARMA
Songs of Ancients - Book 0
This novel-in-stories chronicles the early colonists of the Planet Dharma in the distant Andromeda Galaxy. Some are driven by hope, others by trauma and heartbreak—they have come to begin a new and simpler life on a peaceful, uninhabited world. But their stories are not so simple: soon comes the harrowing discovery of an ancient alien technology that will change the course of human history. A woman leaves her husband and her planet behind chasing her religious faith, while a hundred-year-old atheist encounters an alien consciousness beyond her comprehension; A priest is given a terrible burden and faces his own capacity for violence; In the wake of tragedy, the Ankharra colony rends into pro-tech and anti-tech factions while a pair of young lovers try to navigate the divide; As the years turn to decades, a secret society forms that will shape the future of the Andromeda Colonies. What begins as a series of separate tales converges to weave a web of human loss and love at the edge of the known universe.