Despite a tempting offer from Tsar Moloch, James Stone has made his decision and joined the Green Hussars. Using his wealth to buy a commission and leaving Ecru in charge of their investments on Rhyton, he is on his way to Cromorna. Having met Admiral Fecula, the man being sent to suppress the rebellion, he is already beginning to regret his decision. Whatever lies in store for the people of Bulsar's world, a diplomatic solution doesn't seem to be on the table.
Behind him, he's left his friends, his allies and a comfortable existence. Ahead lies nothing but civil war and misery.
This is the second book of the third series - also available in an omnibus edition