Twelve massive ships leave the dying Earth, heading into the great unknown, seeking new life among the stars.
One of the ships, GIA, crashes on Kepler, which is already inhabited. Now at the mercy of the alien race, the humans are held in an underground cavern.
Would they still have gone knowing that they would be stripped of all humanity?
Under the constant eye of the aliens, a few men discover there may be a way out of the cavern.
But to where?
How will they escape, and what will they encounter if they succeed?
I've never read anything quite like this, and this author has done a wonderful job of world building and making the reader feel like they're trapped in the underground with the characters. The aliens were really different from any I've come across before, and I absolutely loved the way I got entrenched in their struggles. Been a while since that happened!
I'm hoping there will be a follow-up; the story is nicely ended, and could stand on its own, but I'm dying to find out more!
Bob says: 4.5 Platypires!