As the life-giving star, Shu, slowly makes its transition from a white to a black dwarf it changes the ocean planet of Gebshu and its moon beyond all recognition. We follow Var of the Enki ocean tribe as he is thrust into a world he is struggling to understand. As Var battles against the elements, the unstable Emperor sends his two sons on a treacherous mission. We follow the characters as they encounter deadly creatures, ancient races and each other. The bloody and violent action unfolds as the prophecy becomes entwined with Var's destiny. Through his actions he will unknowingly decide the fate of the fading system.