Trapped on the surface of Palanda Ire, an Imperial Combine colony world occupied by the great enemy, Marlay Saccar is exactly where she needs to be.
Since the decapitation of the empire's hallowed intelligence corps, field agents like Marlay have become the best possible chance of uncovering the enemy's true intentions. She knows full well what is at stake, and in the wake of the high-level assassinations which crippled her organisation she has been anything but idle.
Marlay knows one thing already — whatever Voice is up to on this godforsaken world, it is of paramount importance to his plans. But that is all happening somewhere in the city of Arroch, a place of fresh slaughter, a place no-one in their right mind would either go or remain. It is a place which now reminds her of matters best left in her past, and a terror she thought she had escaped.
Marlay may well be the last sane person left on Palanda Ire, but now her time is running out...
A Storm to the Savage is the first expansion episode for the novel From Shattered Stars.