by J. E. Andrews
The Progenitors fled civilized space. They first created the Shymyra to protect their world in their absence. Visitors may explore their forsaken ruins, but not their advanced technology. Akena, a Shymyra governor, finds a surviving human male in a wrecked ship. Her duty is to return him to his people. Constrained by her laws, it is an arduous journey. Questions abound, answers evade, trust fails.