The first inter-stellar feudal state was dedicated to just one purpose: crushing the Hrymar.
Haldor Olsen has sworn an oath to see it done.
Driven to avenge his wife and son, he also seeks to protect the remaining human colonies, and to free those taken as slaves.
But there is a new urgency to the war. The Hrymar are experimenting on human children.
In a universe where a five-year-old girl can destroy a battle fleet, where an ancient-evil awakens, and Viking gods still have a hand in the world of Humanity, can Olsen keep his oath, avenge his family, and save humanity from the Hrymar?
Across a thousand-light-years these forces threaten to become an apocalyptic future that could sunder the stars themselves.