The Second Kalu War rages across known space.

The newly formed Union undergoes its first baptism, the baptism of war. The Free Fleet is barely holding the line against the Kalu. Salchar and the other commanders of the Free Fleet have one goal: survive. As war rages, politics and power brokering are at work behind the scenes in the Union.

Even if the Free Fleet survives the war, will they survive its aftermath?