Trapped on the surface of Palanda Ire, an Imperial Combine planet seized by the great enemy, Marlay Saccar is exactly where she wants to be.
Since the decapitation of Eyes and Ears — the empire's hallowed intelligence corps — field agents like Marlay have become the best possible chance of discovering the enemy's intentions. She knows full well what is at stake, and in the wake of the 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 great importance to his plans. But it is all happening somewhere in the city on Arroch Bay, and that is where the imminent human counter-offensive will hit the planet hardest.
Her time is running out.
A Storm to the Savage will be the first of two "war stories" which expand the novel From Shattered Stars.