The sequel to critically acclaimed The Best of All Possible Worlds from award-winning Barbadian writer Karen Lord.
For years, Rafi Delarua watched his family suffer under his father’s unethical use of psionic power. Now the government has Rafi under surveillance. Hating their crude attempts to analyse his brain, he escapes to the planet Punartam, where his abilities are the norm, not the exception. Punartam is also the centre for his favourite sport, wallrunning – and thanks to his best friend, he discovers a way to train with the elite.
But soon Rafi realises he’s playing quite a different game.
The galaxy is changing; unrest is spreading and the Zhinuvian cartels are plotting, making the stars a far more dangerous place to aim. There may yet be one solution – involving interstellar travel, galactic power and the love of a beautiful game.
‘A smart science fictional fable as inventive and involving as it is finally vital’ – Tor.com