The Broken God: Book Two of the Neverness Cycle
by David Zindell
Book One of the epic trilogy set in Neverness, where all of civilization has converged through the manifold of space travel. Beyond science, beyond decadence, sects and disciplines multiply there. Into its maze of color-coded streets of ice a wild boy stumbles, starving, frostbitten and grieving, a spear in his hand: Danlo the Wild, a messenger from the deep past of man.