The AGF’s only hope lies in finding a new home, beyond the borders of the galactic republic, and it launches a number of desperate missions, codename 'Pioneer', to discover a suitable planet in the galaxy’s uncharted regions. Time is fast running out and, so far, none of the missions has turned up anything...
Ry Jespen is heir to a dynasty that has been at the centre of galactic politics for a millennium. He is also unaware that he is the product of a 25,000-year genetic experiment that has given him – and many others in the uncharted regions – supernatural powers. Haunted by a childhood accident that left him carrying the burden of responsibility for the death of his twin brother, the last thing he wants is to discover that the AGF’s future depends on him.
Finally, Pioneer Seven stumbles across a possibility – a planet deadly to humans but orbited by a moon that holds the secret to the AGF’s salvation. It also contains knowledge that turns Ry’s life inside out. Can he embrace and use the truth he discovers there and lead the AGF to salvation, or will the revelations overwhelm him and all he holds dear?