When the entire galaxy finds itself under attack, Bernice Summerfield and her various friends and colleagues are scattered across space, doing what they can for the war effort.
Bernice escapes into history, looking for a weapon which might help the cause. Braxiatel, leading the fight, has cause to question his methods. Adrian and Doggles must overcome their shared history and work together. And Hass embarks on a dangerous journey through the galaxy's war zones. But will it be enough? What can they do against one of the most daunting enemies that any of them have ever faced?