On the planet Spatterjay arrive 3 tourists: Janer, appearing because the eyes of the hornet Hive brain, on a challenge now not but published to him; Erlin, looking for Ambel -- the traditional sea captain who can train her how one can reside; and Sable Keech, on a vendetta he can't abandon, although he himself has been lifeless for seven hundred years. This distant global is usually ocean, and it's a infrequent customer who ventures past the protection of the island Dome. outdoors it, in basic terms the local Hoopers dare threat the voracious appetites of the planet's flora and fauna. yet someplace available in the market is Spatterjay Hoop -- and Keech won't leisure till he brings this mythical renegade to justice for hideous crimes dedicated centuries in the past through the Prador Wars.
While Keech is gaining knowledge of that Hoop is now a monster -- his physique and head residing except one another -- Janer is bewildered via a spot the place the local population simply won't die and offended whilst he eventually learns the Hive mind's intentions for him. in the meantime, Erlin thinks she has lots of time to discover the solutions she seeks, yet couldn't be extra improper. For probably the most brutal of the alien Prador is ready to pay the planet a surreptitious stopover at, motive on exterminating all final witnesses to his wartime atrocities. because the viewers' paths converge, major hell is set to erupt in a chaotic waterscape the place minor hell is already a remorseless truth of way of life . . . and death.