Name: To End In Fire
Author: David Weber
Eric Flint
Publisher: Baen Books
Series: Crown of Slaves
Previous: Cauldron of Ghosts

To End In Fire is the fourth book in the Crown of Slaves series, written by Eric Flint and David Weber. It was published on October 5th, 2021.

Timeframe: February 1923 - July 1924 PD

Cover Summary[]

The Solarian League lies in defeat, crushed by the Grand Alliance of Manticore, Haven, and Grayson.

Obedient to the Alliance's surrender demands, the League is writing a new Constitution, to prevent the reemergence of out-of-control bureaucrats, like the "Mandarins" who led it to disaster. Frontier Security has been disbanded, the Outworlds' have regained control of their own economic destinies, and multiple star systems will soon secede from the League entirely.

Yet the League is — and will remain — the largest, most economically powerful human star nation in existence, and despite the overwhelming evidence that their unelected political leaders were the driving force behind the war, many League citizens deeply resent the fashion in which their star nation — the Solarian League — has been humbled. And those who most resent the Grand Alliance continue to blame Manticore for the nuclear bombardment of the planet Mesa after its surrender. They refuse to accept that the League — and the members of the Grand Alliance — could have been manipulated by a deeply hidden interstellar conspiracy called the Mesan Alignment. The Alignment is only an invention of the Grand Alliance, no more than a mask, a cover, for its own horrific Eridani Violations.

Those Solarians will never accept the "war guilt" of the League, because they know the Grand Alliance was just as bad. Because they deeply resent the way in which the Grand Alliance pretends to be the innocent "good guys." And in the fullness of time, those Solarians will seek vengeance upon their enemies.

Not all Solarians feel that way, but even some of those who accept that there was an interstellar conspiracy cherish doubts about its origins. But it is still out there, and now defeated Solarians and agents of the victorious Alliance must join forces to find it. Even if they don't believe in it, it believes in them.

They must find it and identify it, to prove to revanchist Solarians that there was a conspiracy.

And they must find it and destroy it to end its evil once and for all.






Human Characters[]

Jake Abrams | Dominica Adenauer | Karoline Adebayo | Jacques Amaguq | Michael Anderle | Gervais Archer | Bernice Augenbraun | Oravil Barregos | Kayla Barrett | Skylar Beckert | Ingemar Bukelis | Esteban Burkhanov | Victor Cachat | Harriet Caldwell | Antwone Carpinteria | Jules Charteris | Lisa Charteris | Jackson Chicherin | Hauptmann Chou | Jacques Benton-Ramirez y Chou | Lawerence Correia | Janice Delgado | Oliver Diamato | Benjamin Detweiler | Leonard Detweiler | Gillian Drescher | Jurgen Dusek | Daud Ibn Mamoun al-Franudahi | Charles E. Gannon | Indiana Graham | Damien Harahap | Alfred Harrington | Allison Harrington | Andrew Alexander-Harington | Hamish Alexander-Harrington | Honor Alexander-Harrington | Howard Harrington | Katherine Alexander-Harrington | Michael Harrington | Raoul Alexander-Harrington | Lillian Hartmann | W.E.B. Du Havel | Michelle Henke | Susan Hibson | Bentley Howell | Avalon Huerta | Willis Jennings | Gebhardt Juarez | Sandra Kaminisky | Winston Kingsford | Cynthia Lecter | Anthony Lindstrom | Arianne McBryde | Jack McBryde | Zachariah McBryde | Francois McGillicuddy | Jessica Milliken | Catherine Montaigne | Gunther Montalván | Audrey O'Hanrahan | Natsuko Okiku | Kevin Olonga | Michael Oversteegen | Thandi Palane | Brianna Pearson | Elizabeth Robbins | Oscar Saint-Just | Jerzy Scarlatti | Fran Selig | Lucia Sharpe | Herlander Simões | Regan Snyder | Zoltan Somogyi | Jarmila Soubry | Vergel Suarez | Bryce Tarkovsky | Irene Teague | Edward Tecuatl | Lester Tourville | Yana Tretiakovna | Jacob Trevithick | Sandra Tuminello | Gail Weiss | Ruth Winton | Hammond Whiting | Jeremy X | Nganga X | Ronglu X | Saburo X | Zardari | Anton Zilwicki | Berry I Zilwicki | Antoine Zuraaba |

Treecat Characters[]

Fire Watch | Hunts Silently | Jason | Lurks in Branches I Nimitz | Poseidon | Samantha


Anoosheh Kashani | Charles Davenport | Harriet Tubman | HMS Alistair McKeon | HMS Artemis | HMS Exploratrice | HMS Imperator | Luigi Pirandello | Prince Sundjata | SLNS Obdurate | TRNS Rei Amador |

Star Systems[]

Balcescu | Congo | Galton | Istvan | Mesa | NZ-127-06 | NZ-127-12 | Refuge | Sol | Warner | Yeltin's Star |


Darius Gamma | Earth | Grayson | Hole in the Wall | Jethro | Larkana | Mesa | Sanctuary | Sultan | Torch | Tschermak |

Space Stations[]

Balcescu Station | Delta Station | Forge One | GSNSS Francis Crick | Jessyk Station | L'Ouverture Station |


Green Pines | Harrington City | Leonard | Mendel | Old Chicago | Port-au-Prince | Tortuga by the Sea |



Citizens' Union |

Security Forces[]

Mesan Internal Security Directorate | Mesan Unitary Magistral Police | Whiting Security |

Political Groups[]

Anti-Slavery League | Engagement | Renaissance Association |


Qaisrani Consortium |


Felix-Darius Hyper Bridge | Mesa-Visigoth Hyper Bridge | Warner-Mannerheim Hyper Bridge |


Leonard Ocean | Lincoln Island | McClintock Sea | Tortuga Bay |


Alexia Gabon Tower | Amaguq Tower | Assembly Hall | Capital Spaceport | Chamber of Stars | Collin McLeod Tower | Ellery Hammett Hospital | George Benton Tower | Harrington House | Harrington Steading | Hillary Enkateshwara Tower | Howard Clinkscales Memorial Hospital | Hugo de Vries Tower | Joint Intelligence Sharing and Distribution Command Center | Jordan Parker Pavilion | League Plaza | Madison Grant Tower | Nakatomi Tower | Neue Rostock Tower | Sanger Islands | Saracen Tower | Singlaub Tower | Smith Tower | Smooth and Wrinkled Club | Speak Easy | Tortuga Tower |


Alamo Contingency | Audubon Ballroom | Beowulf Code | Ghost Hunters | Iridium Level ID | Mesan Military Administration | Mesa System Traffic Control Service | Scorpion |

External links[]

  • In January 2019, the working title revealed as Tangle of Tales at ericflint.net
  • In September 2019, it was further revealed at ericflint.net that the manuscript was being written and that the working title had changed to Cloak of Evil.
  • In February 2021, it was revealed on SimonandSchuster.com that the final title was To End In Fire.
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HH7 In Enemy Hands HH14 Uncompromising Honor
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