What he knew about the future could destroy a solar system...
...so they seared the memory from Rik's brain, and left him for dead, a whimpering, thumb-sucking half-child.
Then Valona, a young, lonely peasant girl, adopted him. And gently turned him into a man again.
Hunted by kings and spies, caught in a web of interplanetary intrigue, Rik struggles with his own numbed mind and his unknown enemy in a desperate and one-sided race with time.