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Former gunrunner-turned-Empress Hail Bristol was dragged back to her home planet to fill her rightful position in the palace. With her sisters and parents murdered, the Indranan empire is on the brink of war. Hail must quickly make alliances with nearby worlds if she has any hope of surviving her rule.

When peace talks turn violent and Hail realizes she’s been betrayed, she must rely on her old gunrunning ways to get out of trouble. With help from an old boss and some surprising new allies, she must risk everything to save her world.

Reviews

This series has exemplified political plotting as compelling as the badass heroine at its center
Barnes and Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy blog
Wagers's exciting second Indranan War space epic keeps roaring, with plenty of action, tension, and constant interplay among the characters
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
After the Crown continues the saga of a heroine who's the Princess Leia/Han Solo mashup of your dreams
B&N