To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini. Kira Navárez dreamed of finding life on new worlds. Now she has awakened a nightmare. While exploring a distant planet, she discovers an alien relic that thrusts her into an epic journey of transformation and discovery. Her odyssey will carry her to the far reaches of the galaxy. Earth and her colonies are on the brink of annihilation. One woman. The will to survive. The hope of humanity. This epic novel follows Kira Navárez, who, during a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and the nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and, in the process, transform not only her ? but the entire course of history.