Persecution sends these genetically altered people fleeing to their sanctuary world, but a shipboard disaster exposes High Commander Brennen Caldwell to fatal radiation.
Elsewhere, wrongfully imprisoned Sentinel Jorah Caldwell receives a supernatural visitor, who hails Jorah as Boh-Dabar, the prophesied Word to Come. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger arrives at the sanctuary world, also claiming to be Boh-Dabar.
Soon, a tangle of interstellar incidents threatens the Sentinel kindred's very existence. And no one--anywhere--has anticipated the events that will shake the interstellar Federacy.
In the Firebird alternate universe, humankind has gone to the stars. The messianic bloodline has been genetically altered, and instantaneous communication links the settled worlds. Still, God's character has not changed, nor have his promises failed. Daystar brings the saga to a conclusion that rocks the galaxies.