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The war raged around the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There might be no give up.
Within the cosmic conflict, a person crusade. Deep inside a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It used to be the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, in reality to search out it, and with it their very own destruction.