The Chikondra Trilogy
Lest Darkness Prevail
Time and events continually change the focus and fabric of the lives of Chikondra’s Minister Sirinoya and his lifemate, Deputy Minister Sandra Sirinoya. Clinging to their love and one another, they blend the responsibilities of unification and family with growing demands from across the Alliance for their unique combination of skill and experience in statesmanship.
Alliance history careens along a perilous path. With only limited success, Zeteron strategies undermine the stability of worlds within the Dil-Terra Interplanetary Alliance. Impatient, the shadowy enemy assumes new and ominous boldness. As Zeteron tactics transform into open challenge, many Alliance leaders are certain they face the looming threat of war. Despite dangerous risks, devoted diplomats continue the dogged pursuit of peaceful initiatives while keeping wary watch over events posing threats to the worlds they serve.
Does their planetary union possess sufficient will to resist what appears to be an inevitable march toward interplanetary war?An ancient fairy tale comes to life, as bits and pieces of an unsettled present seem oddly consistent with a long-ago legend. Does coincidence play games with the enchanted story? Or, does fable ring bells of tragic warning?