In a universe starved for power, the Conglomeration rules societies with an iron grip on all trade and by the power of the eMpaths with eXtra abilities they have enslaved.
Claire, a sheltered eMpath, finds herself involved in treacheous negotiations that leave her stranded on a barbarian wolrd of violence and danger.
Koda, the ruthless barbarian Warlord, controls the vast reousrces of energy onf his planet. Refusing to bow to the Conglomeration, Koda plunges Claire into a violent world of deception and greed where the rules of survival suddenly change.
When it is evident that the Warlord Koda has no intention of giving up his eMpath, Claire is forced to trust the barbarian with her life. As the future of her kind hangs in the balance, she must also decdie if she can trust him with her heart.