Rob Engleman has spent all of his seventeen years on a small island, safe from the dangers of the alien world around him. Yet he is not content to live the simple life of an island farmer. When a mysterious boat is found drifting near his island, Rob will take the opportunity it presents him to leave his home and venture into the menacing unknown.
The Falcon Empire still controls Alimia, so the Engleman boys must continue fighting to free it and themselves of this menace. As new allies join the resistance, new distractions appear to test loyalty and love. New challenges present themselves as the stakes are raised ever higher. What sacrifices must be made to ensure freedom and, ultimately, peace?
The Hellhound Consortium looks to keep the tide of war in their favor, but the Falcon Empire is digging in for the long haul. While Rob seeks support for his leadership of the consortium, talk of making peace with the empire sews strife among his followers. The dangers of Planet Archipelago seem to conspire against them, threatening to destroy their fragile alliances.
The war between the Falcon Empire and the Hellhound Consortium is reaching a turning point. Can the Consortium survive a new assault from its enemies? Little Engle Isle becomes the linchpin of success and failure for both sides. After another devastating loss, Rob finds himself deep inside the Falcon Empire, as a slave! Yet when his tragedy becomes opportunity, he will become the best hope of humanity on Planet Archipelago... if he can escape. The Empire itself faces a turning point in its history, and a young farmer from an out of the way island may become the catalyst of a violent change.