Kalian Gaines and the remains of humanity are forced to forge a new beginning in a galaxy that doesn't want them. After the Gomar wrought destruction across the Conclave, those taking refuge aboard the Gommarian are tainted by the same brush - humans are dangerous.
After a Conclave excavation unearths an object that predates even their ancient society, Kalian Gaines and Li'ara Ducarté are allowed off the Gommarian and asked to assist in an investigation that will take them deeper into the conspiracy of their origins.
Meanwhile, Roland North has escaped the confines of the Gommarian and taken up the life of a bounty hunter, causing more trouble for both the Conclave and humanity. Esabelle, the daughter of Savrick, is secretly tasked with using her unique Terran abilities to track Roland down before he does something they'll all regret.
Set on different paths, these few will be thrown into the tempest of machinations planned out long before humanity learned to walk.
They are coming. They are hungry.