Maia and the Xifarian Conspiracy
#1, The Lightbound Saga
S. G. Basu
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She wants out, destiny has other plans.
Maia carries a terrible burden--knowing that her mother was a treacherous double-crosser responsible for the undoing of her people. Her plan to cope with it is simple: shut it all out, people, memories of her mother, and most of all, the truth.
But that's not meant to be.
Forced into the Alliance Initiative--a dubious peace project touted to unite the warring nations on her planet--Maia begins the journey of a lifetime. She visits a galaxy roving planet-spaceship, learns telekinetics, and befriends people from the undersea colonies.
But when she stumbles upon an unexpected truth about her past, Maia wishes her mother was just a turncoat she had learned to hate. Because sometimes, knowing a hero can be more terrifying than knowing a villain. And being part of a lofty cause can come at a dreadful price.