In the far future, three great city-ships are traveling through the galaxy, using technology and religion bequeathed to them by an alien civilization. As time has passed, the Cities have lost track of their original mission in favor of fighting among themselves. Word comes to Adrian Mercati, the young leader of the City of Diamond, that a legendary artifact left behind by the aliens who sent them on their way has at last been located. He plans on keeping this news a secret, but before long a cast of characters is out to retrieve it for one side or another. A prince, a sociopath, a thief, a cop, and an Irish zen-monk assassin with an unfortunate sense of humor... they'll all go to great lengths to find "the Sawyer crown," an artifact left for them out of time. Finding it, however, may give the victor more than he bargained for.
Original title: City of Diamond
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Travel & Exploration