Loved it . The first book in this new series was so good it won an SFR Galaxy Award and this one is just as great and although it is a stand alone, you'll be more in the loop by having read the first in the series "Faring Soul". Can a sentient computer (a Varkan) go mad, crazy? It appears that Bedivere has and his human companion and lover, Catherine will do all she can to prove that things aren't as they seem. But how can she, and a handful of friends, prove that he didn't kill both Varkan and humans if he won't respond to her calls and explain why he left without a word. Explain what he's doing and why. The world will now fear sentient beings, what can they think, when according to the communication videos, he's not only killing but blowing up parts of other worlds. She searches for him by following his path of destruction. They've loved each other for more than a century and she cannot believe he's done any of these things. Well that's it, no real spoilers, so you'll have to get this Sci-Fi story that is filled with mystery and the faith and love of a human for a Varkan to find out if they can. I can't wait for the next book in this series.