This is an epic tale about people who find themselves swept up in the irresistible forces of the circumstances that define their worlds. They are each different in many ways, but in their often twisting and unpredictable journeys, they find that they all share commonalities. They love, they hate, they strive, and sometimes they fail, but each in its own way contributes, to the telling of the story that brings them all together and binds them as a community.
It is a story of pride, and greed, and family. It is the story of Empires, both primitive and godlike, and an Intelligence that seeks to keep one from destroying the other in the service of their lust for knowledge, for profit, and for blood sport. In its telling, questions arise that speak to the rights of one society over those of another, and the path that all must walk, toward ultimate self-determination.

Distant Kingdoms