The Span of EmpireBook - 2016
It has become clear to the Jao and their human and Lleix partners that to defeat the Ekhat who have been terrorizing the galaxy for eons, they need more allies. An exploration fleet created by Earth's humans is sent out but after a long search, all the expedition finds are dead worlds slaughtered by the Ekhat. Do they continue to search down the galactic arm in which Earth and the Jao worlds like or make an astounding leap in another direction. Meanwhile, a new generation of Ekhat leaders are growing into power who have not forgotten the damage the Jao have done to them over the years. It's up to the Jao-human-Lleix confederation and the new allies they make to survive the onslaught and turn the tables on the Ekhat.
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2016
Characteristics: 562 p. ; 25 cm