The reign of the Alfur has ended. Talamh has been liberated. For once, humanity are the conquerors.
So why does Rydian Holt feel like they lost?
With the destruction of the Haze, Talamh has been revealed to the universe. But the realm beyond their world is not what Rydian and his fellows were told. The Alfur lied. It is not they who rule the galaxy, but humanity. Led by the autocratic Federation, their empire spans galaxies.
Returning to Talamh after six months training his powers, Rydian finds his former masters enslaved. Condemned to fight and die in the arena, few of the Alfur remain. Conquerors they might have been, but Rydian can't help but wonder if this was the fate they deserved.
Afterall, some had helped him.
Some had saved him.
He can't fight the Federation. Not alone. But there are still mysteries on his home world, powers that even the Federation fear.
Can Rydian Holt unlock the secret of their species' shared past and finally bring peace between human and Alfur?
Or will his desperate gamble lead to the destruction of everyone and everything he has ever known?