Book Three of the Merimnae Saga
By William Altmann
Disconnected from Sol, the Four Elders find themselves on a distant planet, drastically deviated from their original mission and playing grandparents to a burgeoning colony. Now they have to refocus their efforts on their core tasks, build a community and ensure the future, all while they continue to age.
Some of them will succeed, others will thrive, but some will fall, bringing heartache into the settlement. Who will take over when the time comes, and how will the human race succeed here on Physeter, if at all?
This final installment of the Merimnae trilogy tackles the final leap of the original four astronauts, their successes and failures, and the people they charge to carry on their torch.