||They gained their freedom.And lost everything.Jared, Sahara, and their friends destroyed the Dragon-Lords and ended their reign of terror, but not before the Dragon-Lords exiled the people of Albadir into the void of space on a disabled ship. Determined to find their people and bring them home, they gamble everything on a desperate rescue operation.But nothing can prepare them for the deadly truth. As they track the ship across the system, from the prison moon K?ilenfir to Brytnoth?s Askalon, they discover the price of their victory over the Dragon-Lords. For a new tyranny has risen from the ashes of the Dragon-Lords' rule ? a ruthless paramilitary gang of drug lords and slave dealers headed by a group called the Triumvirate, which is now poised to decimate anyone and any world that stands in the way of their quest for power.The stakes have never been higher. The danger has never been greater. And when Jared and Sahara discover that their people have fallen into the Triumvirate?s clutches, they must make a terrible choice. Will they fight for freedom once again?And if they do, what will be the cost this time?