Fear is a double-edged weapon. When a Shadow spreads over the utopian Colony, the only human enclave in a lonely planet, the young will be the first to understand the danger that hovers above them. What they find about themselves in that struggle will lead them to greatness… or to the destruction of their idyllic way of living. Who will rise a hero, and who will become a monster? In the tradition of Ursula LeGuin and Isaac Asimov, this is the story of a people that do not know fear… and what happens when they discover it. Of what is left when paranoia becomes all-encompassing, and men find the evil within each of them.