Eighty years later, the Galaxy is ruled by the parasitic Vorg. Tyron Brandt, a young hunter on the forest planet Carolis Anca, feels the oppressive hand of the Vorg Empire when his world is granted as fief to House Stronn, one of the Galaxy’s leading megacorps. In just one day, Tyron loses his world, his family, and his girlfriend.
Another two decades passes. The Vorg are at war with a rebel coalition. Crown Princess Li-An Tarnee of Korundra suddenly finds herself the focal point of armed resistance against the Vorg when her father is killed by the imperials in a huge battle above her homeworld. Three events, widely separated in time as well as space, yet inextricably linked to the awakening of an awesome force that has lain dormant for thirty millennia. A force so strong and feral that even the hitherto invincible Vorg are getting afraid…..