All spacefaring civilizations are absorbed by Megacosm users, or else enslaved by them. Anyone who dares to question the elected rulers of the Megacosm--or worse, defy them--will suffer death by torture. Only Thomas escaped that fate. He severed himself from the Megacosm in order to rescue his former friends from slavery and death, and now he's hunted as a renegade super-genius. But if he's going to survive in alien wildernesses, evading ruthless galactic armies, he needs help from the super-powerful prisoner whom he was forced to sentence to death. Thomas and Alex have enough brilliance and power between them to bring freedom to the universe. They might destroy seemingly omnipotent galactic leaders ... but first, they need to figure out how to trust each other. ✴ Book 2 of a series. It's probably best to read "City of Slaves" first. ✴ Exclusive to Wattpad All Rights Reserved. Cover artwork by Kekai Kotaki. I will not sell this novel with this cover.