Sword of Axia (The Arcadian Jihad, Book 1)
by Eric Schneider
First book of a new scifi trilogy tells of the desperate plight of the Rescom Federation. Rulers of the Nine Systems, they kept the peace after the last despot was defeated. A new enemy appears, the Axians, who blaze a bloody trail across the universe to put their leaders in power, the Pashas. Yet Rescom is not defeated, aided by the mysterious Orphexians, this is the story of their fight back.