Book II of the Rhada series. High in the mountains of the planet Vyka, battle rages for control of the Dynasty. Kier, Warleader of Rhada, has sided with the rebellious Galacton, King of the Universe, in a  conflict where only the victors will survive. Entrusted with the honour of the beautiful Ariane, sister of the Galacton, Kier is faced with a two-fold impossibility. He must overcome the treacherous maneuverings of the Empress-Consort Marlana.  Then he must destroy Tallan, a cyborg that exists solely to create a race of man machines with himself as ruler. A dangerous struggle that must be won by the Rebel if Vyka and the Universe are to remain free. Cover art by Kevin Eugene Johnson.