The terrible war between the Earth Federation and the Herculean Empire has been over for three centuries. The Herculeans had been over for three centuries. The Herculeans had been defeated, their planet reduced to a burnt-out cinder, the few surviving remnants of their people living in a religious commune on Myraa's World, half a galaxy away. But on an unnamed planet, hidden deep within the Hercules Globular Cluster, two survivors, father and son, emerge from stasis with their fanatical hatred of Earth intact. Gathering hidden resources, they begin to implement the plan that will revive the war and destroy Earth forever.