- For other uses, see Restoration.
The ever resourceful Captain Mackenzie Calhoun abruptly finds himself at a loss -- marooned on he primitive outback world of Yakaba after his ship, Excalibur, is destroyed by deadly sabotage. He is separated from his loyal first officer, Shelby, who has gone one to command the Exeter and is certain that Calhoun has been blasted into oblivion. On Yakaba's dry frontier, Calhoun meets and befriends Rheela, an extraordinary woman beset by enemies trying to control or destroy her and her gift -- summoning rain to her parched homeland.
Trapped on this hostile world, unable to relay to his people that he survived their ship's cataclysm, Calhoun must stand against countless adversaries who will stop at nothing to gain power or keep it from others. Life and death hang in the balance. Out in the distance, mourning but determined to move on, Shelby must discover what sort of captain she really is.
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- Rheela is incorrectly referred to as "Shula" in the publisher's summary of the novel. This has been corrected above.
- This was the first New Frontier novel to be originally published in Hardcover format.
- The Hardcover edition of this book features an updated version of the New Frontier Minipedia, defining terms from all previous NF novels (except Once Burned and Double or Nothing, though it does have information from the Double Time comic).
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