The battle is won, but the war for Raifor has only started. As the galaxy tears itself apart planet by planet, one world stands above them all in the struggle for the fate of the Empire. After the destruction of Navia at the hands of Sheicei’s servants, Lanoel Rai Devroux begins to wonder why she did not return sooner. In spite of her desire to protect the Empress, she begins to question the use of her power if she could not protect her loved ones. Bach-Ti the Pirate Queen, now pregnant, seeks out a relic ship to call her own.
Her journey will take her to the further corners of the known Empire, and into places where she is most unwelcome. Her allies and comrades are starting to doubt her ability to lead, but will this doubt end in a Mutiny aboard the mistress of pain? On Beacon-3 a planet believed to be uninhabited, Aosen Yenra and his companions search for any clues to the locations of the relic ships, and their true purpose. They find many things on the strange world and learn that Beacon-3 holds more secrets than they could have possibly imagined. Evil stirs on the forbidden world, but will Aosen thwart or release it? Meanwhile, Sheicei continues his pursuit of godhood. His minions are countless, and they have their sights set on Corin. The small world will again become a battlefield in for the betterment of Sheicei’s Empire. What does he expect to find on the planet, and who can stop him? Return to Raifor in this thrilling, action packed adventure! Old faces return, new faces are revealed. Questions which never should have been asked are answered. The Exiles have become Heroes, but at what cost?