Uklavar, the horned beast is at the edge of the galaxy obsessively searching for his imprisoned army, so he may once again wreak havoc and destruction on the whole of creation, as he did a thousand years ago.
Earth is in turmoil. The Iris Lexor hive-mind is slowly absorbing more and more humans into her collective to unify humanity. Her greatest obstacle is the House Tannador, who is reeling after the sudden death of their patriarch.
Those of the Origin expedition left behind on Kepler 369 face a grave truth, that the human race is unprepared for Uklavar, and the ancient, all-knowing computer is unable or unwilling to help.
Humanities only hope is a secret project conceived by the reclusive Moyah Everhart. In her attempt to strengthen the human race, she has driven a wedge so deep, it could bring the end to all life on Earth.