"Another intriguing story! We get to draw some interesting parallels between what is happening to our world in the series and what has happened to other worlds encountered by the Gamin and their enemies." - Jeff
Artemis One arrives home, to Pythos, after its three year space mission. Larry, Brett, Tom, and Dave return to their planet only to discover it's the scene of an epic space battle. The combatants depart, leaving the men stunned as to what they have just witnessed.
Pythos continues the story that opens in book one, 'First Contact,' and provides many answers and insights into the plight of civilizations effected by the stellar war being waged by the Gamin and Atlans. Entire civilizations are simply collateral damage as the warring factions strive to meet their opposing objectives.
Pythos is one of the luckier planets, they not only survive but are able to escalate their own space program. I can't say anymore other than that this is not the last we will hear of Pythos, nor the crew of Artemis One.