The best defense…
A massive alien power looms over humanity, claiming Earth as its territory and humanity as its slaves. They’ve already taken over one colony, yoking hundreds of thousands under their brutal rule. Every tactical exercise, every simulation, every simulation gives humanity zero chance in a defensive campaign.
Earth’s only chance to win the coming war - is by striking first.
Admiral Tobias Sampson has a few dozen cruisers; the Hegemony has a hundred superdreadnoughts alone. Earth controls nine star systems; the Hegemony rules almost a thousand. But attacking isn’t the only surprise humanity has up its sleeve…
Starting a war with an enemy a hundred times stronger is insane. It’s desperate. And it’s Earth’s only hope.
“It’s honestly brilliant - a space opera tour de force I want
to see the next book of."
-Glynn Stewart, author of Starship’s Mage
“A story of alien threats and human resourcefulness that isn't simply a contest of gadgets and ray guns. Nuttall knows the real ingredients of war are from within: greed, treachery, arrogant disdain, devious double crossing and misdirection. Both human and alien.”
-Mackey Chandler, author of the Family Law and April series