Beyond the Rim of Light by Alex Stone
Approx. 142,300 words.
Published on August 13, 2012 by
Melange Books, LLC.
Captivated by the beauty of the planet Arden , xenobiologist Marissa Latham wants to preserve it and its dominant species, the rheodactyls (rheos). However, a treaty between the Usian Confederation and the Delphian Empire requires the clearing of Arden despite Marissa’s insistence the rheos are sentient. Unsupported by others, she is determined to reverse that decision.