Entombed forever in a custom-built world he cannot escape, Steven Giamotti is finally retired from the business of conquering universes. But while he's happily spending his winter years as Napoleon in Tolstoy's War and Peace, elsewhere strange things are happening. Queen Victoria is brutally murdered. Abraham Lincoln drops dead at a world peace conference. A Russian time travel experiment goes disastrously awry. A map of wormholes in the space-time continuum suddenly materializes in the mind of an autistic teenager. As the havoc that Giamotti wrought in an eternity of mischief begins to threaten existence itself, a few random survivors begin to wonder if the disasters rippling across time and space are really the aftermath of Giamotti's reign of terror ... or just the beginning!