the high wild?

"Welcome to the Neverwar, or what's left of it...

A bitter conflict that lasted for 3000 years, and ended in a single day.

The good guys lost.

 
Now God Kings rule the Halos star system, enslaving populations through mind-control while they sacrifice whole worlds to the infernal masters behind it all, the Eaters of the Light. Worlds where all moods and thoughts are regulated, and privacy no longer tolerated, and people live as little more than machines ...
 
But some still stand against the rise of darkness. Refusing to surrender, the Rogue Prophetship Child Of Jih flies the spacelanes in disguise, hunted wherever she goes for bringing truth to the needy and visions of a future where all are free ...

 

Meanwhile, way out in the High Wild of space, freelifers build communities of refuge for those fleeing the insanity of their homeworlds. On distant asteroids and backwater moons, free Shal and Humani live as they were created to live instead of like machines.

Even on the worlds fallen to the New Order, a remnant of freelifers still hides out amongst the mindwashed living dead; individuals who are awake for all that they pretend to be asleep like those around them, usually alone for the sake of cover, often stealth camping on rooftops while quietly seeking a way out.
 
If you are reading this book, then maybe you are one of them ..."