Roll the Dice of Empire! The Eubian Interstellar Concord. Dominating. Static. A pyramid of cosmic power built on the bones of slaves. Their opponents The freedom-loving, telepathic Skolian Imperialate. Now centuries of war come to head and a new galactic Dark Age looms as rival emperors -- related by blood, love, and an intrigue as deep as the space between stars – take a desperate gamble to find a way through the carnage of battle to a new understanding. But first they'll have to keep their own heads off the chopping blocks of the enemy within. The latest and greatest entry in the star-spanning Skolian Saga! A New SF Legend Re-makes Worlds! "[T]houghtful, engaging characters and an intriguing vision of the future." — Publishers Weekly on Nebula-award-winning Catherine Asaro's "Skolian Saga."