Before Owen Deathstalker there was the Twilight of the Empire Ghostworld. Unseeli. A dead world at least since the Ashrai Rebellion ten years before. A world of metal trees crucial to the Empire as crucial as Captain John Silence will one day be to the Empress. But not now. Silence botched the Empires response to the Rebellion and bears the burden for a world wiped clean of all life save its precious metal trees. Now Base Thirteen has gone silent cut itself off from the Empire and stopped its crucial shipments. Silence has to find out why and clean up his mess aided by the ESPer Diane Vertue and Investigator Frost. Behind each locked door on Base Thirteen mystery and menace await. Explore the second Twilight of Empire novel from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.