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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.
Minor and Mentions
Toord Sylk Caecald • Jolan Straeger • Catark Baiste • Audrene Bel-Taulon • Kantral Wiśniewski • Tabius Bel-Messari • Bear Mtenga • Ragnar Otkellsson • Frane Harth • Haynis Rothrom • Biran Gorgovic • Jide Mokus • Shinji Kuronaga • Qillen Bel-Jenta • Kaffen Groll • Stroun Coren • Burner / Karnnel • Orri Hekekia • Nur Rohana binti Ishak • March Bel-Askis • Quisten Leksis • Kohoi Chun • Omin Volkas • Pavin Volkas • Irim Su • Joarn Kages • Woban Klade • The Chamberlain • Danil Bel-Ures • Willon Panovar • Xian Hong • Imbris Laselle • Lamis Throam • Peshal Throam • Jewelled Entreat of Blessed Devotions • The Empress • Ohl Ain • Glanced Esteem • The Intangible Hope of a Silver Dawn • Brex Eilentes • Brokko Daxon • Reldon Konnega • Lau Caden • Chia Caden
"Wow, just wow ... what a fantastic read."
"Great action scenes, interesting characters, seemingly unstoppable enemies, moral conflicts, believable cultures. Strongly recommend the whole series."
Amazon USA Review
"Couldn't put it down! Eagerly awaiting the next book."
Amazon Australia Review
"This is the novel in the series where it all comes together and I am both excited for and dreading the coming conclusion in the next, and final, book."
Amazon USA Review
"I couldn't put it down ... I need the next book releasing now. NOW!"
"Really enjoying this series, can't wait for book 5."
Amazon UK Review