I've just exchanged contracts with Eternal Press for the second book in the series begun with "The First Born". It will be released in July and the back cover blurb reads:
"An ambitious sergeant-at-arms, a vengeful pontiff and a ruthless gambler are unlikely allies, but each plays their part as First Born take their place in the struggle to limit the evil of the Federation. When Rachael, and then Kayelle join in, an alliance is formed and the Federation’s days of untrammeled expansion are done.
Join them in the Alliance as they roam the universe, using guile and courage to spread freedom."