SunSeeders by Steven Jones
Approx. 46,330 words.
Published on September 17, 2011.
The war with the Hathen Empire rages on and they pick slowly away at our borders. At the back of our territory the Confederacy hides a secret anomaly that could hold the knowledge to end this war. The problem is that it belongs to someone else! They have now made themselves known to us and they have threatened the entire galaxy with annihilation...