Aneka and Ella have secured the end of the Herosian War. The Herosians are in disarray, disorganised and vulnerable. It seems that it is just a matter of time until everything can return to something near normal. There are worlds to liberate, but the Jenlay Navy has help from Old Earth and no one expects there to be any problem.
But victory is not enough for some and soon New Earth will be plunged into chaos by new terrors. Can Aneka save the Jenlay from themselves?