The second book in the Falcon Banner cycle, Darien Taine the new Highlord VonGrippen has resurrected a long forgotten hope, restoring freedom to his people, and has set his sights squarely on Earth. As shadows of the Empire's dark past reach out to ensnare that hope, a fallen General strives to restore the one symbol that would unite the Empire again. Hoping to re-ignite the fire of fanaticism that cast down the old order. While the architect of that old order weaves a dark net; to lure the Excalibur into his clutches as he brings an ancient super weapon to bear that will see a final end to the rebellion. And fate, wielded as a weapon by a man three hundred years dead, is Taine's last recourse....