Gallen O'Day, Maggie Flynn and Orick, the intelligent bear who is trying to resist the call of the priesthood, are now fleeing from a challenge by alien warriors by hiding on a distant planet that has been their home. They are discovered and must travel again through the transport gates to a strange world where they become involved in a quest to save a planet from the domination of a hive mind.

Beyond the Gate 1996, Tor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780812550313

Mass-market paperback

Beyond the Gate 1995, Tor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312857707