Separated by the expanse of deep space, two beings share an intense and undeniable connection. Together they will reveal a secret so great that it holds the key to the survival of both their civilizations.
It is the year 3014. The Reso system and its gas giant Plenare are known for their dangers. Most don't return from the system, and the few that do are shells of their former selves, babbling nothing but incoherent nonsense.
When Captain Aliyn Flynn and her crew successfully complete a salvage mission near Plenare and return to earth with a derelict ship and a mysterious book, they are thrown into an unexpected and dangerous mission to discover the secrets of the Reso System.
To complicate matters further, an ancient alien race assigns the alluring and secretive Tyr Logan to Flynn's crew as executive officer without her knowledge. Despite their many differences, Tyr and Aliyn must come to terms with their deep connection and find a way to decipher an ancient secret--a secret that holds the key to the past, and most importantly, the continued survival of the galaxy they call home.
Highest Rank in Science Fiction - #6
Featured in 2017
Watty's 2017 Winner
"From the beautiful cover art to the deeply engaging plot, Ardent has all the right elements to get you in and keep you hooked. This is what sci fi was meant to be." @Arrowmancer, Dawnhammer
"Never stopped once for a glaring grammar issue or anything out of place. The careful and well-structured plot, not to mention the well-detailed props and characters, make the story what it is." @wordsinsilk, Ravenous Three
"To say that this story is superb and masterful storytelling does not do this book justice." @BillGrim
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