I'm trying to find a book/series of books that was recommended to me ages ago. All i can remember is a vague storyline, but i was hoping that by chance someone might have read it.
Its a sci fi book and from what i remember its set in a galactic civilisation with lots of alien races. Most of these races are sort of low ranked, i.e. they were created on purpose and they are fairly technologically inferior, but they are protected by their sponsor aliens (I think who created them?). Humanity on the other hand is a species which evolved on its own and has no sponsor, however, it is also technologically weak. I think the basis of the book(s) is how humanity avoids being wiped out.