Lord Jonathan Summerton, an aristocrat disillusioned with the Empire he's served all his life. Arthur Madden, miner's son turned Rebel leader. Alanna Greyskull, disgraced former officer of the Imperial Navy bent on revenge for what was done to her. When these three meet in a nameless restaurant on the planet Wei Xiu II, lives are changed and history is made…
The Premier Imperial Bank of Houshou is the financial institute of choice for the rich and the crooked of the Empire, with a two thousand year history and vaults and computers thought to be impenetrable. However, the bank has not counted on Ethan Summerton and Holly di Marco, ex-aristocrat and ex-mercenary, finding a way to breach its security system and redirect the money to the Rebellion.
Carlotta Valdez thought she'd left her past as a mercenary behind her, when she joined the Galactic Rebellion. But the past has a habit of catching up with you, and so, Carlotta runs into her old boss Darius Gilroy. He has a job for her and won't take no for an answer. And so Carlotta finds herself on a mission to take out a drug lord. How can Carlotta reconcile this job with her new convictions?
The nights are long on the rebel world of Pyrs and everybody deals with those demons in their very own way. Holly di Marco and Ethan Summerton, once a mercenary and an outlawed aristocrat respectively, stave off the nightmares by arguing about politics and getting drunk. But a long night of arguing reveals unexpected truths about the history of Fifth Human Empire and about Ethan and Holly.
Outlawed aristocrat Ethan Summerton finds himself cooped up on the rebel planet Pyrs and reduced to tending the rebel base's greenhouse. Luckily, Ethan always liked gardening. Besides, it gives him the chance to impress his new best friend Holly. Mercenary Holly doesn't care for plants. Until an incident involving a little girl, chickens and batavia lettuce shows her what Ethan is truly made of.
Mercenary Holly di Marco joined the Galactic Rebellion in a rare fit of conscience. During a mission, Holly rescues a traumatised young man who turns out to be the sole survivor of a noble family with rebel sympathies. This brings her to the attention of the rebel leaders and also changes her own life, when she finds herself responsible for Ethan, the young man she rescued.