Soldiers. Assassins. Pirates. Saviors.
The monarchy has fallen. The Alpha Queen has made her first move, and the peace and stability that ruled the galaxy for four generations is in ashes. Chaos reigns as old feuds and new conflicts plunge the Commonwealth to the brink of civil war.
Into this maelstrom is exactly where Mercy must go. If she has any hope of defending her people against the Alpha Queen and her forces, she must search out the origins of the Talented. Accompanied by a trusted few, she will go to the heart of the Commonwealth looking for answers. But Mercy's enemies will not sit back and wait for her to find them, and she isn't the only one searching for long buried secrets. She will battle mercenaries and slavers, corporations and Warlords looking to profit off of her people.
And most dangerous of all, a Wraith Squad hunts her, an assassination unit with one goal: to kill the last pirate Queen.