Atara Korrell, a retired Navy captain, is called back into service after a gifted scientist loses everything.
Is Atara serving her country? Or is she just a pawn in a great game?
Orivar is a web novel series set in the distant future. Humanity has all but mastered the exotic material known as omnium, the most common of which is called orivar: the original variety. That clear crystal is a transmuter of mass and energy, and the very existence of contemporary Civilized Space depends on it.
Deep Black, the first book in the series, begins a classic story of light versus darkness. A novel variety of omnium–-one with the potential of sending Civilized Space crashing down–-is stolen from a research station just beyond the Federation border. Atara Korrell, a retired Navy captain, is called to command the fastest starship ever made to chase the thieves and retrieve the stolen sample. Meanwhile, enemies both near and far vie for the omnium sample and the advanced technology powering her ship. Can Atara remain loyal in the face of seeming betrayal?