Steg de Coeur is retrieved by a massive, self-aware starship, at the direction of the Glass Complex. The Xesset are massing a major fleet. The Imperial Intelligence Agency has been attacked by Imperial Security forces. The Empire is in disarray. Steg builds a force to defend Imperial and Alliance civilization against the Xesset. After betrayals and political maneuvers almost end the fight against the aliens, Steg leads a force of military starships against the aliens. He defeats the Xesset and returns to Homeworld. The self-aware starship follows him and entices him and his friends back onboard.
Read the final story to discover the conclusion to the trilogy.