"Nemesis, the Diabolic, and Tyrus face new challenges and old enemies as Tyrus ascends to the throne, and the two struggle to prove Nemesis' humanity to those who oppose her position as Empress and keep them from full power over the galaxy"-- Provided by publisher. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side. But having power isn't the same thing as keeping it, and change isn't always welcome. The ruling class, the Grandiloquy, has held control over planets and systems for centuries-- and they are plotting to stop this teenage Emperor and Nemesis, who is considered nothing more than a creature and certainly not worthy of being Empress. Nemesis cannot protect Tyrus by being the killing machine she once was. But if proving her humanity means that she and Tyrus must do inhuman things, is the fight worth the cost of winning it?