A Darkling Sea
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2015
Duration: 11 hours 36 minutes
Beneatha sky of ice, three worlds collide.
On the planet Ilmatar, under a roof of ice akilometer thick, a team of deep-sea diving scientists investigates the blindalien race that lives below. The Terran explorers have made an uneasy trucewith the Sholen, their first extraterrestrial contact: so long as they don'tdisturb the Ilmataran habitat, they're free to conduct their missions in peace.
But when Henri Kerlerec, media personality andreckless adventurer, ends up sliced open by curious Ilmatarans, tensionsbetween Terran and Sholen erupt, leading to a diplomatic disaster thatthreatens to escalate to war.
Against the backdrop of deep-sea guerrilla conflict,a new age of human exploration begins as alien cultures collide. Both sidesseek the aid of the newly enlightened Ilmatarans. But what this struggle meansfor the natives-and the future of human exploration-is anything but certain.