The Human race is a mercantile society that has spread throughout the galaxy, but they are totally unaware of another dominion just beneath the surface of the galaxy, one that threatens to break open and hurl everything into chaos. Galactic ecologist Noah Watanabe embarks on an epic journey to restore the ancient balances of the crumbling galaxy. He must work with warring, alien races in a desperate attempt to unravel secrets about the early days of the universe that could hold the solution to a vast celestial puzzle. Timeweb, a cosmic filigree, an immense canvas of space and time, can be used for many things, but the galactic races have barely tapped into its potential … until Noah begins to do that very thing, setting the stage for a power struggle that will envelop the very cosmos itself. Bestselling author Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert, is the winner of several literary honors, and has been nominated for the highest awards in science fiction.