Child of flame and terror, born and bred to violence, Hope Hubris had ruled the solar system’s most powerful empire with a fierce, uncompromising passion.  His was a white hot flame of justice that scarred friend and foe alike.  Yet now he left Jupiter as an exile, his autocratic rule overthrown by the one person he could not oppose.  Deposed, disgraced but unbroken, the tyrant’s greatest hour was yet to come.  Only he could shoulder the burden of mankind’s greatest dream: to leave behind the confines of the solar system and journey out to the stars.