The Year is 2032 A.D. The Gloria Mundi, a star ship built and manned by the Unites States of Europe, touches down on the planet Alatair Five. Disaster strikes. Leaving only one apparent survivor - and Englishman named Paul Morrow, whose adventures in the lair of a strange primeval race known as the Bayani leads him firstly to their God, the omnipotent and omniscient Oruri, and eventuallt to an unlimited power that is so great that it must include a built in death sentence. The forces have remained static for centuries overcome both the forces of the future and the quest for unlimited knowledge.