Captain Hayward has achieved his dream of commanding an imperial airship. He is a man devoted to duty and honor. However, the empire he serves is in upheaval from forces outside and within. Treachery is tearing up the world he knows and will demand that he change his view of everything around him.
Empress Arsinia was born to rule an empire mired with deceit and political corruption. Circumstances manipulated by an old enemy of her father will wreak havoc upon her young life. She will find that having royal blood may render great privileges but also great peril.
Erasmus has devoted his life to serving his beloved religion. Unfortunately, brutal persecution by the empire has turned his peers from pious men into fierce revolutionaries. He must abandon his way of life to seek the peace that has eluded him in a world filled with injustice and tribulation.