Three thousand years after the Endwar, humanity has dragged itself back from the brink of extinction with grit, determination and the might of the Champions. Robotic avatars of their city-states, Champions are fusions of the most advanced technology and a heroic human soul, designed to withstand the mutagenic dangers of the Sunder.
Cee has survived basic training. But can her teammates survive her? After a training session goes awry when Cee’s independent streak leaves her fellow Champions in the lurch, tensions between the Cadre reach near breaking point. Can Cee and her Cadre learn to work together, or will they be struck down by the enemies? Enemies from without Korvosa... and within.
Mixing space opera, steampunk and science fantasy, Cadre is the 52,000 word second volume of the Worldshard trilogy.