Outlawed by the Republic he founded, Darrow wages a rogue war on Mercury hoping he can salvage the dream of Eo. But as he leaves death and destruction in his wake, is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will another legend rise to take his place?
Lysander au Lune, heir in exile, is determined to bring peace. He must overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families and face down Darrow. Meanwhile, the Soveriegn Mustang campaigns to unite the Republic, former refugee Lyria stands accused of treason, and Darrow’s children must trust their future to Ephraim the thief.
As alliances shift, break, and re-form–and power is seized, lost, and reclaimed–every player is at risk, in a game of conquest that could turn the Rising into a new Dark Age.