Ardulum: First Don
by J.S. Fields
Between piloting the Mercy’s Pledge and smuggling goods, Neek barely gets by. She is haunted by Ardulum, the traveling planet that visited her homeworld…and then disappeared, leaving Neek’s people to worship the Ardulans as gods. Neek does not believe—and has paid dearly for it, exiled. Yet, fate deals Neek a hand: a slave girl who resembles an Ardulan god. Will she bring salvation, or only death?