Five millennia in the future, six planets, millions of slaves, one Empress, and one terrible mistake. Does love have the power to overcome evil? This is the story of humanity's most desperate hour.
It is the year 7056.
In a solar system hundreds of light years from Earth, the warped and weary human race has lost its path, crippled by centuries of oppression following the epic thousand-year odyssey across the stars still so steeped in mystery. The corrupt Empress has succumbed to the dark seductions of greed and now hides a deadly secret.
Will the greatest conspiracy of all time go undiscovered?
But revolution is stirring. Slave girl Aliya Soter and rebel pilot Miriam Ferox are embroiled in a daring race against time as a mysterious anomaly hurtles towards the solar system. The slave colonies are revolting, the stock markets are poised on the brink of collapse, and overhanging everything are the forbidden rumours of a mysterious resistance force.
Can they bring down the Empire once and for all?
But all is not as it seems. And with this simple realisation it becomes clear, this is just the beginning of something far greater.
Empress Fallen is the first instalment in the Through Darkness trilogy.