Dar Meltom is no stranger to conflict. As captain of the freighter Marsuian, and a half-breed, he's been fighting all his life. The high council convinces him to command a fledgling army that has never tasted battle. Dar has reservations from the very beginning. He enlists Robert, his Earthling stepfather, who has a unique knowledge of the invaders. Together they hatch a risky plan that means certain death.
As the battle begins...Dar and his ragtag army of Satirens and a few Lanterians plunge headlong into a wormhole and tempt fate. What they find on the other side is death, galactic annihilation, and something that will change their lives forever. Dar and Robert must race the clock, battle the Graalix, and return safely to the Ontarrin Galaxy with precious cargo onboard.