Michael John Stone hadn’t known his mother fell in love with a man from another world. Then, one day, the man disappeared and life moved forward. Decades later, the man, and his planet, needed Michael.
On a world where his very existence was illegal, Michael discovered what he truly valued. His father discovered the depths of self-delusion and both struggled against powerful enemies to reveal the rings that bind together their souls - the soulmage within.
If you like:
First contact shows, The Mote in God's Eye, The Chanur novels