Earth. The last refuge in the solar system. Final battleground. The Fifth Planet book three. The world-shattering climax of the Fifth Planet trilogy. On the Third Planet, the Great War has begun, and the ancient Hindu Kingdom of Karakhor faces its darkest hour under a Maghalla siege. The insanity of the Fifth Planet's arms race has exploded in catastrophe. For Kananda and Maryam, Earth is far from a refuge-it's a blood-soaked battleground of gladiatorial combat and clashing warships. A place where Kananda will face his final challenge against Sandar the Merciless, dread king of Maghalla. A place where triumph could turn to bitterness and grief as they realize-too late-that their lovers, Sela and Raven, are bitter enemies. Warning: This title contains violence and light gore.