Evaran and his time-traveling companions head to the year AD 10105 and over eighty thousand light-years from Earth, where they discover that humans are not where they are supposed to be. Humanity is also not what Evaran knows it should be, from a timeline perspective.
Humankind has splintered into multiple factions. To make matters worse, one of the factions is led by Salazar, an artificial intelligence dedicated to protecting its version of humanity . . . at all costs.
Adding to the confusion is the presence of others who should not be where they are. Evaran and crew will meet old friends and new allies while trying to determine what happened and how to fix it.