written by Christopher Stasheff
published in 1983
Democracy is crumbling in the Interstellar Dominion Electorates as the reactionary LORDS party plans to seize power. If Dar and Samantha can't get their message to Terra in time, a coup is inevitable. What's more, every police ship in space has just been alerted that Dar and Samantha are dangerous telepaths to be shot on sight.
Dar and Sam meet a colorful cast of characters along to way who join their quest, including a wandering poet, a tech-savvy monk, and a wealthy medieval reenactor. The chase is on in this prequel to the Warlock of Gramarye series.