"It is the year 23349 AD. The human race has no living memory of Earth, or its origins beyond a mysterious collapsed wormhole called the EVE Gate. Mankind has prospered in an age of posthumanism, but a powerful class of immortals are slowly taking control of the New Eden cluster. An epic war between the nation states, fought by fearless ship captains who can never die, is decimating the mortal populations of thousands of worlds. Stuck in a deadly stalemate, combatants are desperately seeking an edge that will turn the war to their advantage, no matter what the cost. Following the events of EVE: The Empyrean Age, EVE: Templar One brings back the crew of the Retford as they find themselves caught in a maelstrom of events surrounding the discovery of a major scientific breakthrough. A deadly game of espionage, deceit, and brute force are all brought to bear as competing interests race to seize the technology before it forever changes the way wars are fought-- and life is understood. EVE Online is one of the largest and most successful science fiction massive multiplayer online games today. Boasting over 370,000 players on a single shard, the sensation that has become EVE is growing every year. Tying into the next great expansion of the EVE universe, this is a quintessential story that will help readers fully immerse themselves into this phenomenal world. "-- Provided by publisher.