Give me one chance, and I’ll change your mind. What do you say?
Sent out by Adala to negotiate trade deals with the Rigel Empire, Halwende runs into an old friend from the past and finds out he’s on the emperor’s wanted list.
When he returns to his home planet and his destroyed home, his past floods back to him and he realizes he must help the people he previously betrayed.
The emperor discovers Halwende is within reach and demands his capture. When someone he trusts betrays him, Halwende is tortured and humiliated by his enemies. But Halwende finds an unlikely ally who frees him from captivity.
Acting on suggestions from his old mentor, Halwende discovers a life changing secret that sets him on a collision course with his nemesis, General Barak, and the emperor himself.
Can he defeat the imperial forces and complete what he set out to do in the first place? What implications will this have for Adala and her people?
And how does Adala react when he returns?