Michael has said that this is one of his all-time favorite cover paintings. He enjoyed the book and the experience of bringing to life the characters and themes of the beloved Chanur series by C.J. Cherryh.
The epic conclusion to the Hugo Award-nominated saga begins as alien entities called “humans” send their first exploration ship into Compact space, disrupting the seven Compact races’ alliance. Pyanfar Chanur and her feline hani crew give shelter to the only surviving human from the ship, pitching them into the center of a galactic maelstrom which could cause interstellar war.