Against the Odds (#7)

Previous: Change of Command

Across Regnant space, the fight to put down the mutinous factions of the Fleet continues. Though the initial assaults have been contained, the mutineers are still at large. And the dangerous seditious elements are not limited to the military alone.

Within the Familias, the aged leaders of the great septs continue to hoard the mysterious rejuvenation drugs that may allow them to rule forever. And that is something that the ambitious younger generations of the ruling families can no longer abide…

Heroic Fleet loyalist Esmay Suiza has been coldly ousted from the service after her elopement to Barin Serrano is discovered and her religious status comes under suspicion. But she’s not about to back down from her sworn duty, and races to confront the members of the Grand Council—one of whom owes her a great service…

But unbeknownst to anyone, a powerful leader in the ranks of the Fleet has already turned against them, and their common enemy is determined to destroy the Familias Regnant in a final conflagration…


“Fans of Moon’s series will find the number of returning characters and plot threads satisfying complex […] Moon’s description of a deeply layered political and military culture provides an engaging touchstone for the far-flung skirmishes taking place therein […] SF readers will delight in the twisting, thorny adventure in the compelling continuation to this popular series.”

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“Fans of David Weber’s “Honor Harrington” series will appreciate Moon’s space opera of high politics and military adventure.”

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“A fun fast-paced mix of space and soap opera.”


“A triumphant coda.”


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