Daniel Sarcher’s world comes crashing down when his wife tells him she is leaving with a man Daniel assumes is an insurance salesman. Her crazy story about being married to Milos Constant as well as Daniel and having three children to Milos in addition to Daniel’s four is written off as mental sickness. Daniel follows the pair and only after he finds himself trapped on an airless high-gravity mining planet hundreds of light years from a dying Earth in the far distant future does he start to understand there is more to her story.
To stay alive in the mine and during his eventual escape Daniel is forced to consume a substance called Divider which strengthens and darkens him to near perfect blackness. In the escape he is taken to the opposite side of the binary system to where he wants to be, to a planet called Palladia, an outpost of human expansion. During his stay on Palladia Daniel contributes to a political overthrow of the planetary government, assisting an ancient Lord Dominic Bolkus for whom Daniel is often mistaken, and who plays a significant part in Daniel’s quest to recover his lost wife.
From Palladia Daniel heads to Elandros, Palladia’s sister planet, where he risks execution as Lord Bolkus. His nemesis Milos Constant is a powerful figure on Elandros and his meddling with time travel threatens not only Daniel’s existence but the very fabric of space time. Daniel’s task on Elandros to find his wife becomes far more critical to the integrity of the past, present and future as Milos Constant puts his grand plan into effect.