Seven years have passed since the Monarch assumed the throne of Albion and the kingdom has prospered. But when an ancient, malevolent force threatens the lands to the East, heroes old and new launch a crusade to stem the tide of corruption. And as war erupts in faraway realms, evil also lurks within Albion, when an old foe thought long gone resurfaces for control of the throne.
Christie Golden has written for several SF and Fantasy tie-in series. A massively popular author with Star Trek Voyager fans, her Voyager novels include the Dark Matters trilogy, The Murdered Sun, Marooned and the top-selling Seven of Nine. She lives in Colorado.