Timeframe: February 1923 - July 1924 PD
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.
Jake Abrams | Dominica Adenauer | Karoline Adebayo | Kondraty Akdag | MÎrhem AlÎkar | Jacques Amaguq | Michael Anderle | Marcos Antoniadou | Gervais Archer | Bernice Augenbraun | Oravil Barregos | Kayla Barrett | Skylar Beckert | Rafael Biggs | Sophie Bordás | Jonathan Braunlich | Ingemar Bukelis | Esteban Burkhanov | Victor Cachat | Harriet Caldwell | Deepti Chandekar | Antwone Carpinteria | Jules Charteris | Lisa Charteris | Jackson Chicherin | Chou | Jacques Benton-Ramirez y Chou | Kondrad Chudzik | Chong Chung-Ho | Angela Clayton | Lawerence Correia | Janice Delgado | Oliver Diamato | Benjamin Detweiler | Leonard Detweiler | Gillian Drescher | Jurgen Dusek | Daud Ibn Mamoun al-Franudahi | Ona Eriquez | Christian Espina | Simeon Gaddis | Charles E. Gannon | Gharsul | Indiana Graham | Susannah Gulo | Morris Gwaltney | Damien Harahap | Alfred Harrington | Allison Harrington | Andrew Alexander-Harrington | Hamish Alexander-Harrington | Honor Alexander-Harrington | Howard Harrington | Katherine Alexander-Harrington | Michael Harrington | Raoul Alexander-Harrington | Jacqueline Harris | Lillian Hartmann | W.E.B. Du Havel | Sonja Hemphill | Michelle Henke | Susan Hibson | Bentley Howell | Avalon Huerta | Willis Jennings | Gebhardt Juarez | Ayibongwinkosi Kabweza | Sandra Kaminisky | Nasrin Khoshkam | Winston Kingsford | Lidija Križanović | Cynthia Lecter | Anthony Lindstrom | Stilson MacDonald | Philippus Malherbe | Arianne McBryde | Jack McBryde | Zachariah McBryde | Francois McGillicuddy | Ambrose McWhirter | Jessica Milliken | Catherine Montaigne | Gunther Montalván | Ryder Nelson | Audrey O'Hanrahan | Natsuko Okiku | Kevin Olonga | Michael Oversteegen | Thandi Palane | Brianna Pearson | Phoebe | Elizabeth Robbins | Oscar Saint-Just | Jerzy Scarlatti | Fran Selig | Lucia Sharpe | Herlander Simões | Regan Snyder | Zoltan Somogyi | Abigail Sorokin | Jarmila Soubry | Jessica Stein | Vergel Suarez | Bryce Tarkovsky | Irene Teague | Edward Tecuatl | Garlan Thwaites | Lester Tourville | Yana Tretiakovna | Jacob Trevithick | Sandra Tuminello | Gail Weiss | Hammond Whiting | Elizabeth III Winton | Ruth Winton | Cynthia X | Jeremy X | Lakshmi X | Nganga X | Ronglu X | Saburo X | Lang Yazhu | Zardari | Anton Zilwicki | Berry I Zilwicki | Antoine Zuraaba
GNS Protector Edward
TRNS Rei Amador
- Andermani Empire
- Mayan Autonomous Regional Sector
- Mesan Alignment
- Protectorate of Grayson
- Renaissance Factor
- Republic of Haven
- Solarian League
- Star Empire of Manticore
Mesan Internal Security Directorate | Mesan Unitary Magistral Police | Whiting Security |
Amherst Importers and Exporters | Qaisrani Consortium | Winepress Transstellar
Avarshal Chain | Eastwind Sea | Leonard Ocean | Lincoln Island | McClintock Sea | Tortuga Bay |
Alexia Gabon Tower | Amaguq Tower | Assembly Hall | Capital Spaceport | Chamber of Stars | Der Bierkeller Restaurant | 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 | Jordan Parker Greenbelt | League Plaza | Madison Grant Tower | Nakatomi Tower | Neue Rostock Tower | Oscar Cantrell Conference Room | Sanger Islands | Saracen Tower | Singlaub Tower | Smith Tower | Smooth and Wrinkled Club | Speak Easy | Tortuga Tower |
Alamo Contingency | Audubon Ballroom | Beowulf Code | Bloodhound | Bolthole | Ghost Hunters | Interstellar Shipping Container | Iridium Level ID | Mesan Military Administration | Mesa System Traffic Control Service | Operation Wilberforce | Scorpion | Scutum | Survey Command |
- 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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|HOSH||House of Shadows Companion||SITS||Saganami Island Tactical Simulator|
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|Jayne's Intelligence Review||Jayne's Fighting Ships of the Galaxy|
|JIR1||The Royal Manticoran Navy||SB1||Ship Book 1: The Havenite Sector|
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