Riishi has fallen, and with it a mighty empire. The Viskr Junta is no more.
After witnessing the end of that civilisation at the hands of the great enemy, Elm Caden no longer has any doubts: Voice is a threat to all of humanity, and the Shaeld Hratha are his most potent weapon. While dreadships pour from the Deep Shadows, Caden is faced with an impossible choice: help the ailing Imperial Navy to counter this overwhelming invasion, or abandon his mission and his loyalties to wage a personal war against Voice.
And even in the darkest of hours, the light can fade yet further. New information has reached Caden's ears; intelligence which reveals glimpses of the horrific motives behind Voice's crusade, and the identity of the next major target. With the Imperial Navy already retreating to the core systems he is about to learn a terrible truth:
Every World has its Price.
The first three volumes of R. Curtis Venture's breakout series all pointed to one inescapable conclusion: grave events are happening behind the scenes. In this fourth episode the point is rammed home without compromise or apology, setting the stage for an unsettling cliffhanger and the apocalyptic finale yet to come.
FSS is novel four of five in the Great War of the Shaeld series.