The Price To Be Paid (The Empyrean Republic #1)
A civilization in decline can only be as strong as the people who support it.
Alexandre Girndt is a loyal officer of the Star Navy of the faltering Republic. The demands of duty call him far from his homeworld and his childhood sweetheart. Pomp and pageantry mingle with honor and routine duty. Hunting pirates and maintaining order are vital duties among the far-flung worlds. When civil war erupts throughout the galaxy, Girndt is forced to decide where his loyalties lay. Old friendships are tested and the fate of entire worlds rest on the decisions he must make...and what ultimate price he must pay.