An evil, ancient as time itself is inadvertently set free and begins to feed, threatening the Drycenian home world and all of her people with extinction.
A crime of unimaginable horror promises to destroy a bond of friendship that once transcended the gulf between two alien races. An unspeakable murder with just one obvious suspect.
As Vincent faces execution, his friends find a truth so terrifying that none wishes to believe it.
What was once just whispered tales around the firesides of drunken men, is now these friends' horrifying reality, and one for which they must find a solution before it is too late for Vincent.
A cold and primitive world, half a galaxy away, proves to hold the only thread of hope for resolution, held within the memory of a mysterious spiritual leader.
As the Drycenians continue to die, the friends must find out how to kill an evil so ancient, it is thought to be nothing more than legend.