Sally's job as UN Space Commissioner gets quite interesting when a ship full of time-displaced people is discovered in the Atlantic. This also enables Sally to lead an all important peace mission to Baltan. The cold war with Baltan is finally showing signs of ending with the return of Mercy Collins, and Sally spends a year on the city trying to forge a new relationship with Earth. But now her associate commissioner arrives with a new problem. New Ontario, a planet Sally has visited before, is suddenly becoming important again. The cruel "masters" who rule the planet have apparently been displaced by a band of rebels with mysterious powers. Growing on the surface of this world is a massive structure that is generating enormous power. Earth wants answers, and Sally is being asked to help. But she won't do it alone. No human is immune to the Masters' influence, but perhaps non-humans would be. Sally accelerates another project she has been quietly overseeing. She contacts Ian, who has been tasked to make first contact with the Szzzyyyxx, a peaceful, if unusual species on the other side of a fold beyond the asteroid belt. Sally must put a strain on this new friendship to ask for help in what could easily deteriorate into a war. Because more is happening on New Ontario than just an insurrection. A band of former slaves now have the aid of a mysterious benefactor who is using them to build a machine that bends time. But who is this benefactor and what does he want? The answer is more terrifying than the question. Now Sally must work to prevent a disaster that could have implications throughout all of human history.
Episode 15 Show Wrapup
In this final episode I read from reviews and correspondence about the show. I also announce the winner of the drawing for the original manuscript, and finally I will present two sample chapters from Window in the Sky.
Episode 14 Alignment
The Benefactor and his people finally clash with each other and with the former Brethren. The culmination of the battal will have implications for eternity.
Episode 13 The Choice
The war between 5186a and the Benefactor grows hot when the Benefactor discovers that she knows enough about him to become a threat. They clash while he is distracted with problems from his own people, but 5186a is in a position to make things so much worse. But Bass may be the most dangerous wildcard of all.
Episode 12 The Dilema and the Prophet
Sally and Diego meet up with the others as all flee from the former Brethren's encampment. Something big is beginning, but Sally still doesn't know what it is. Bass and Mueltee part company, however, and Bass's weapon may have something to do with it. In the midst of all this, the Szzzyyyxx Mother finds Sally. But her advice doesn't apper to make sense.
Episode 11 The Dark Horizon
The Benefactor's conversation with Sally takes an unusual turn when she discovers his true motives for helping the former Brethren. She also begins to notice something on the horizon of time that the Benefactor can't seem to see. And, while this is happening, Bass tries unsuccessfully to make an aliance with Mueltee.
Episode 10 Point of View
Sally and the Benefactor meet in a realm higher than reality, and he must grant her the ability to see it before they can truly speak. Meanwhile, Ian discovers much of Bass's true identity.
I have listened to all the books in this series and loved them all. When this book came out as ebook I had to get it straight away to find out what happens next. Glad I did. However as soon as it was released as a podcast I had to listen as I love Paul's delivery when he reads and I also seemed to understand the technical bits better when I listened. I now wait for the last in the series......