War is a serious violation of the Alliance's colony charters, so when the Stardancer is sent to investigate rumors of a conflict on the distant colony of Gledig, everyone is hoping to come up empty. They're certainly not expecting to be mired in a web of deceit, treachery, and tragedy involving not just the colony, but pirates and a missing Fleet officer. Not only that, but the situation suggests that Fleet itself might have had a hand in creating the situation that inspired the civil war.
But while the conflict might have been decades in the making, time is running out for Gledig, and only Fleet can save the colony from the culmination of the forces working against it now.
The fate of a world hangs in the balance. Can the crew of the Stardancer redeem the honor of the Fleet… before it's too late?
STARDANCER READING ORDER
0. (Prequel) Alysha's Fall
2. Who is Willing
3. Sword of the Alliance
4. Either Side of the Strand