NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 HUGO AWARD FOR BEST SERIES WINNER OF THE 2016 LOCUS AWARD NOMINATED FOR THE HUGO, NEBULA AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARDS.
WAR. HERESY. MADNESS.
Shuos Jedao is unleashed. The long-dead general, preserved with exotic technologies as a weapon, has possessed the body of gifted young captain Kel Cheris.
Now, General Kel Khiruev's fleet, racing to the Severed March to stop a fresh enemy incursion, has fallen under Jedao's sway. Only Khiruev's aide, Lieutenant Colonel Kel Brezan, is able to shake off the influence of the brilliant but psychotic Jedao.
The rogue general seems intent on defending the hexarchate, but can Khiruevor Brezantrust him? For that matter, can they trust Kel Command, or will their own rulers wipe out the whole swarm to destroy one man?