Responsible for a tragic mistake costing many lives, Reynard quickly transforms from cocky young man to level headed leader. Years later, chosen as the Prior's successor, he faces another crisis of faith. A piece of blasphemous technology exposes a group of twisted fanatics lurking at the edges of the galaxy. Following their trail, he is horrified to find they have infiltrated every aspect of society, including the theocracy he serves so faithfully.
With the discovery pulling his entire Order into the underground conflict that has been building for centuries, Reynard's beliefs are tested at every turn as the Priory splinters around him. Some refuse to see the truth, continuing their mission to guard the pilgrim paths as if nothing has changed. Many join Reynard and the new Prioress, helping to uncover the vast deception. As the conflict explodes into open war, one member faces the violence head on and her courage crumbles to madness.
With hope for peace dwindling, an unexpected ally appears. Sam and the crew of the Fair Horizon carry an ancient journal. The secrets it holds will rock the foundations of the Priory's faith and renew their path to the divine. Now they only hope it will give them the strength to unite the people and protect them from the dark tide of evil spreading across the galaxy.
Start with simple declarative sentences. "An unexpected ally appears when hope for peace is dwindling"; "Reynard becomes a level headed leader after a tragic mistake costs lives".
Then figure out the antagonist. Then the stakes. Sam and Fair Horizan arriving in the nick of time is deus ex machina and not something I'm real fond of. Han Solo arrives to save the day in Star Wars but we knew him long before that.