Pirates of Drinax
When King Oleb conquered Asim, he overthrew the corrupt Foundation and instead put his own nobility to rule over the planet. To ensure the loyalty of the Asim, he invited the inhabitants to elect an ombudsman to bring their concerns to court. Cleon Hardy is their representative; back on Asim, he was an economist and broadcaster. He is out of his depth in the strange court of the Floating Palace, but he’s learning rapidly.