A war decimates Earth, leaving only Australia and New Zealand habitable. The reason for the war? Drilodytes–an alien species forced from their home planets by an ancient evil. In desperation they sought refuge on Earth. But they never stopped searching the stars, watching, waiting to see if they were followed. Fifty years later, the strain on natural resources has reached a peak, and the Drilos are asked to leave Earth. Their refusal results in a global war spawning new factions, new enemies, and leaving most of Earth a toxic wasteland in its aftermath. When leader is pitted against leader, race against race, and lover against lover–survival is a daily chore. Yet hope still lives in many who want peace, although some still would die trying to prevent it.