Honor a commitment to a madman with genocide on his mind or turn traitor to save a race? How can one decide when the fate of an entire race will be sealed by that one decision? Can one woman make that choice – the fate of her heart in the mix as well?
Earth is uninhabitable and worse, the remainder of the solar system is at war. The remnants of humanity battle it out for their very survival. In the midst of all this madness, Lieutenant Kimberly Kinsale has even more to worry about, for she finds that she not only fights for a true madman, one intent upon genocide, but also against the very warrior she was once destined to marry. It's not just Kimberly's personal future at stake though, but also that of the entire human race. One wrong decision on her part and it could all end very badly -- for everyone!
This is the premise for Darkscape: The Rebel Lord by R. Garland Gray. Set in a far future where Earth is now rendered uninhabitable as a repercussion from the Dragon Comet's destruction of the planet Mercury, this is the story of Lieutenant Kimberly Kinsale. As a child, she is contracted to marry the leader of the Clan Douglas, one Lord Lachlan de Douglas, and "a royal heir from Ancient Earth". This is to cement ties between differing and sometimes feuding clans. These clans form the last vestiges of humanity. Scattered about as colonists on the worlds and various moons of the Solar System, it seems the human race now lives in an uneasy peace.