Book 3 in the Lone Wolf series. The small Shakazhan Force has already withstood enemy attacks and anticipates more. Knowing they aren’t strong enough to withstand a concerted attack, they hope for reinforcements, but aren’t quite prepared for those who respond.
The Maker—First Two Paragraphs
Somehow, when you’re trying to save the universe, a single day, like Christmas, seems to come and go without fanfare. Still, there was something different about this Christmastime. It was the first that Matilda and Wil had spent together. The last three they had been in cryosleep, on a journey which had taken them far from whatever home they had known.
Wil was excited about Christmas for the first time in his life. For weeks, he’d been looking for the perfect gift for Matilda. It was the little things like this he treasured the most. Another thing making him rejoice, his brother, Marc, and sister-in-law, Becky, were expecting twin boys, due any day. It was still odd for him to think of Marc as his brother, considering he had gone almost 90 years thinking of him as a cousin and his very closest friend.