Immortals are a race so illusive most believe them a fairy tale of space. Many tales differ, but all declare them the most deadly race in the universe with a technology beyond imagining and physical abilities beyond belief. With powers so vast, they have paid little attention to humanity. Until now.
Xenda, a human colony of royalty, castles, and courtly lifestyle, was a quiet pastoral world until the arrival of two Immortal women who vied for the love of the planet's king. But before they left, he was dead, and the planet and its people were ravaged by invaders. Peace came with the defeat of evil Fionna by Dia, but now Fionna is back, and Dia is dead.
To save this world, Col. Val Grant and his crew of the finest minds in the galaxy face an enemy who cannot be beaten.
One of the Best SF Novels of the Year -- RRT
What the reviewers are saying:
"Quite a read. This is another one where you should give up trying to guess the outcome; there are so many twists, turns, and reversals you are going to be wrong almost every time and exhausted by the end. Byerly knows how to layout an intricate plot and to keep it moving. A story that space opera fans and sword-and-sorcery lovers can both enjoy." --Lisa DuMond, SF Site, MEviews
"THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN is a well-crafted blend of Old World charm and Science Fiction. Building a world that combines both integrity and depth in a believable and entertaining way is a trademark of Ms. Byerly. The award-winning author has done it again with a cast of characters who will anger you, test your patience, engage your sympathies, and make you laugh out loud. ... A Perfect 10!" -- Romance Reviews Today