On the battlefront, Zayne is faced with a desperate choice — his freedom, or the lives of others!
Nearly four thousand years before the Death Star, fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick's quest to clear his name runs afoul of forces beyond his control — forces he and his friends have helped to unleash!
Con artist Gryph sees the Mandalorian Wars as a chance to make a quick credit, but Zayne sees a terrible tragedy on the horizon—one where only an act of self-sacrifice can save the ungrateful Republic! But the real key to the future of the galaxy may lie with none other than Zayne's fellow fugitives, the genius Camper and the beautiful Jarael, who have just fallen prey to the forces they've spent a lifetime running from!
Originally published January 30, 2008. Reprints Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #13-18. Click to check out the production notes for the issues!