By James Bottom
Published: December 20, 2011.
A world of unimaginable wealth is discovered at the edge of space.
Two planets, old antagonists, will play the great game to win control of it.
Ulan Ladat is placed at the heart of the struggle, but his masters cannot know that he is far from loyal and plans to betray them. Manipulated and deceived, he can only play out his part in a dark and violent odyssey towards an apocalyptic end.