Adri Rael is a career soldier fighting in a longstanding galactic war. A good leader, she defeats enemies while serving aboard an Advance Force spacecraft. When her ship is attacked, she is caught in the debris and crash lands on a planet.Miraculously surviving, Adri discovers that her life was spared due to the sudden dominance of a supernatural gene she carries, making her one of the most powerful beings in the universe. She finds that she is of a race called the Adept. Desperate to return to her normal life, Adri instead finds that her new gifts are weighing her down with a responsibility to create justice in the war-torn galaxy, even if it means defying her own government.She is joined in her quest by a motley band of followers who decide to aid Adri in her mission to protect the innocent from the secret plans of the military and the shadowy world of Talenteds and Adepts.Jennifer Mandelas lives in Federal Way, Washington. "I wanted to write a space story that both entertained and left deeper questions to ponder." She has written the next book in the series, Universe of the Soul: Elegy in Exile.