The great war against the ruthless Darj’Nang Empire is nearly over. A war being fought a thousand lightyears away from where the old Star League cruiser Gilgamesh patrols a quiet border, with no chance for action or glory. But one last attack by the dying Darj’Nang leaves the high-tech ships, weapons, and machines of the Star League useless. The fate of a trillion people is suddenly in the hands of the crew of Gilgamesh. As old enemies close in to loot the crumbling League, Gilgamesh makes a desperate journey to a forgotten world to find the means to undo the Darj ‘Nang treachery – and every member of her crew must find something more within them than they had ever thought possible.