War has raged across the stars for decades. The Human Legion is in the ascendancy now, but its victories are hollow, impossible to defend against attack from all sides.
Is there any way for General Arun McEwan to secure the freedom of the liberated worlds? Or will he have to compromise with humanity's masters, the White Knights, who insist that his children must submit to the cruellest of all alien rituals: the Cull?
Arun prepares to gamble an all-or-nothing strike on the imperial capital. But nothing is as it first appears when you wage war against the White Knights...
Ian Whates is a British speculative fiction author and editor. In 2006 he launched the independent publishing house NewCon press. He lives with his partner Helen in Cambridgeshire.
As of 2009 Whates is currently a director of both the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) and the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA). He has had short fiction published in Nature, Hub and TQR. In 2007 his short story The Gift of Joy was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award.
Ian Whates. Wikipedia.