Twenty-five years ago
the survivors of the marooned Sith ship Omen
bloodlessly conquered the native population of the
remote planet Kesh, installing themselves as overlords
and transforming the primitive Keshiri civilization into
a new Sith society. Letting nothing stand in his way,
including his own brother's life, Omen
commander-turned-Grand Lord Yaru Korsin has ruled
unopposed ever since. But now his days, and those of the
ruthless Sith order on Kesh, may be numbered.
Revolt and revenge have been brewing in the hearts of
the two women closest to Korsin. One is Adari Vaal, the
once-outcast Keshiri who rescued the stranded Sith,
aided their domination of Kesh, and now leads the secret
resistance against them. The other is Seelah, wife of
Korsin, widow of his murdered brother, and mastermind of
the plot to assassinate the Grand Lord and seize power.
But have the comforts of a king and his own arrogance
blunted Korsin's cunning Sith instincts? Or is he ready
to deal swiftly and mercilessly with treachery from any
Enemies themselves, Adari and Seelah are unaware of each
other's destiny-altering gambits. They only know that
there can be no turning back and no escaping the
consequences if they fail.