In The Ginger Star and The Hounds of Skaith, mercenary Eric John Stark traveled to the dying world of Skaith only to find himself haunted by a dangerous prophecy that made him an enemy of the state. With the help of a beautiful wise woman, a handful of battle-scarred insurgents, and a pack of vicious telepathic hounds capable of killing with their minds, Stark rallied half a world to the cause of freedom. Yet not everything went as planned. Betrayed and left to die on a savage planet, Stark and his foster-father Simon Ashton must ally with cannibals and feral warriors to topple an empire and bring an enslaved civilization to the stars. But in fulfilling the prophecy, will Stark sacrifice that which he values most?