On silver wings they sail the darkwind between uncounted worlds, the ships of the Pax Galacticus, rulers of the galaxy. Their journeys are mostly routine. But when a rebel privateer ambushes the Pax frigate Shendridan, First Master Serg Dresiv finds himself in charge of a stricken vessel, a decimated crew, and a complement of rebel prisoners – including their cunning and heartless commander, the beautiful but deadly Thyne Haught-Cargil.
As Serg struggles to save the ship and bring the rebels to trial, Thyne plots her escape and the destruction of the Shendridan. Until they all come face-to-face with a massive armada of unknown origin and terrifying power – and Serg and Thyne suddenly find themselves reluctant allies in a desperate battle to save humanity...
Tracy Hickman (born 1955) has been writing and exploring fantasy and science fiction since the 1970s. Tracy eventually became a New York Times bestselling author (with Margaret Weis) of numerous series such as Dragonlance, the Death Gate Cycle, Darksword, and Rose of the Prophet.
Together with his wife Laura, Tracy co-created the Dragonlance and Ravenloft games and, more recently, their own fantasy series, The Bronze Canticles. Tracy and Laura live in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah and have four children.