Rift in the Sky: Stratification #3
by Julie E. Czerneda
Review by Lucy Schmeidler
DAW Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756405601
Date: 07 July 2009 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
For countless years the planet Cersi had been the home of three intelligent species, keeping a careful Balance: the powerful Tikitik and Oud, and the weaker Om'ray, living in scattered settlements at the mercy of their neighbors. However, the new power of teleportation developing among the Om'ray has triggered a disruption of the Balance, as related in the previous books of this trilogy, Reap the Wild Wind and Riders of the Storm. Now the more powerful of the Om'ray flee the disintegrating situation on Cersi for the wider world, of which they have only recently become aware, and are about to launch themselves on the universe as the Clan featured in Czerneda's earlier books of the Trade Pact Universe. From official release/information:
Product Description: Third in the prequel series to the Locus bestselling Trade Pact Universe novels.
Despite all good intentions, the lure of the Talent to move through space using the M'hir dimension is too much for the Om'ray of Cersi to resist. As the awareness of this talent spreads, all those Om'ray who are capable converge on the settlement at Sona. To prevent the disruption of the Agreement and the destruction that it would unleash, the M'hiray, as they now call themselves, agree to leave Cersi forever and try to establish their own haven within the Trade Pact worlds—only to learn that not everybody wants peace.