Human slavers attack. Despite trying to fight back,
there is nothing the young Leefe can do to save his
family and friends. But he doesn't have to. The Imperial
Marines arrive in the nick of time, and they hate
slavers. Three tri-years later, when the new emperor
issues a proclamation to integrate the imperial military
with non-human citizens, Leefe is among the first to
Integration to resurrect the empire as a force for good
is challenged by centuries of prejudice against the
"dung races." Leefe and the other Wyntonans only want to
prove their worth and fight for the empire, but their
greatest battles are closer to home.
With threats to the empire from both within and without,
this grand experiment has the potential to save it . . .
or tear it apart.