Book 6 of the Dark New World series.
To the victors go the spoils.
As Cassy and her Clan celebrate their freedom and the Empire's defeat, Ethan - aka Dark Ryder - receives a message from his secret masters that forces him to choose between his own life and the fate of the Clan. Meanwhile, as their enemies loom in the shadows unseen, a new threat arrives from far to the west - the Empire's master launches a new proxy war against the Confederation.
It's a shadow war that threatens to boil over into a direct conflict, one the wounded Alliance can scarcely face, much less win. As divisions between allies grow hotter, threatening to tear them apart, Cassy hatches a daring plot to unite the Confederation and deal a fatal blow to the Empire and its master.
But will a chance at victory be worth the price they all must pay to achieve it?