Synopses & Reviews
The opening battle for Krevo is ending. The much bigger war for Orion is about to begin. Pyotr Shaka's plans go far beyond conquering a few small neutrals. Policy in the Calmar Union is also hardening. War is coming between two of the great star powers of Orion. What will the third do? Who knows what Jahandar really wants? He stands before an immense star map brooding on war. He's been traveling toward this hour all his long, twisted life. He yearns to grasp the moment, stab at his enemies, change the course of history and Orion. He will bend or break all the Thousand Worlds to his will. He will wail war at the stars, rage against the coming darkness of his due time. Fleets and armies are on the way to destroy unsuspecting worlds. Can he also steal the secret of immortality? In the Calmar Union, politicians do nothing. War is coming, yet they quarrel and conspire, block each other's plans, retreat into last-minute diplomacy. Some in the military whisper about a coup d' tat. Will they act to remove a weak PM and government not ready to fight the coming war? The Wolf's long red howl will be heard over all Orion soon. Already he's loping toward the last free Krevan systems, calling to his brothers to gather in strength of the pack and join him in the kill. Look Over there He sinks warm, wetted fangs into the red throat of another world.