Preface

THE OATH HAS BEEN SAID,

AND THE GLORY SONG SUNG.

IT IS NOW TIME TO MAN BATTLE-

STATIONS AND PREPARE FOR

ANOTHER LONG FIGHT.

WITH THE DISASTER AT DEIL

NINE LOOMING OVER THE

ALLIANCE LIKE AN EVIL

SHADOW, THE FIGHTERS

KNOW THAT ANOTHER FAILURE

WOULD MEAN CERTAIN DEFEAT.

TENSION IS AT ITS HIGHEST.

THE ALLIANCE IS FINALLY

READY TO LAUNCH ITS

CAREFULLY PLANNED ATTACK,

WITH THE HOPE OF CRIPPLING

THE EMPIRE FOREVER...