Six months have passed since the Kalaidian people were freed. Although prosperity was brought to one world another teeters on the edge of war. The merchant capital of the galaxy, Dega Jul, now sits dangerously as two factions battle for control. Meanwhile, Brian suffers the scars of Delne while fighting for the Avoni. What lies ahead for him as he battles against Shiken Ka of the Shandi and Dreka the Lightning, the greatest living Malcovin pilot?