Eight-year-old Wisper Grant has her life turned upside down when an underground explosion on her home planet releases ancient spores that transform her from a happy little girl into Mordratha, the Queen of an alien life form called the Rakshesha, The Eaters of Man.
Knowing there aren’t enough humans on the planet to sustain her new hive for long, she must find a way to get off the planet… and do it soon.
By stowing away on the mining freighter “Stargazer”, she and a few of her new hive hope to set off to find a new home. One that will allow them to feed on humans and grow the new hive and spread their species across the galaxy.
Global Mining has a secret that they don’t want anyone to find out about, and the Captain of the freighter is happy to oblige… for a fee, but that may have put a curse on the “Stargazer” that most will not survive.
Just as the “Stargazer” gets ready to break orbit, a freak accident sets the crew and Mordratha on separate adventures.
While the damaged “Stargazer” sets off on an uncontrolled voyage, four crewmembers use an escape pod to hopefully make their way to any planet that will sustain life.
Will they find a habitable planet before their supplies run out?
Captain Chen and the crew of the superdreadnought “Gibraltar are desperately trying to find and rescue the survivors but a familiar foe enters the scene in the form of the ‘Ones’ and the Master’s brother, the ‘Successor’.
After the death of his brother at the hands of Commander Glatt, the Successor has a score to settle with the humans, and the citizens of Moogie III.
Can the Successor find a way to turn the Rakshesha into a weapon against the humans?