Guest-starring Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation,Trek's most popular series, the most popular villains of the Star Trekuniverse take centre stage in this novel focusing on a complex and wide cast of characters from every level of life in the infamous Klingon Empire. From its highest echelons of power to its shocking depths, from its savagely aggressive military to its humble farmers; from the political machinations of galactic import to family strife, the Klingons are revealed as never before in a sweeping tale of intrigue, love, betrayal, and honour.
Keith R.A. DeCandido was born and raised in New York City to a family of librarians. He has written over two dozen novels, as well as short stories, nonfiction, eBooks, and comic books, most of them in various media universes, among them Star Trek, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Marvel Comics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Resident Evil, Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, Farscape, Xena, and Doctor Who. His original novel Dragon Precinct was published in 2004, and he's also edited several anthologies, among them the award-nominated Imaginings and two Star Trek anthologies. Keith is also a musician, having played percussion for the bands the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, the Boogie Knights, and the Randy Bandits, as well as several solo acts. In what he laughingly calls his spare time, Keith follows the New York Yankees and practices kenshikai karate. He still lives in New York City with his girlfriend and two insane cats.