One thousand years earlier... Siiteper Affelum begins a genocide campaign to eliminate interspecies families. The Humolfan "half-breeds" are banished to the Shardaa Sector and left to die, until they receive help from an unlikely source.
Present time... Sierra Shalinsky has been missing for seven months. She wakes up from a coma in the mysterious Shardaa Sector and flees her captors.
The history of the Humolfan people is revealed to Sierra. She is persuaded to advocate for them and their repatriation back into galactic society.
After receiving a feathers of Shardaa tattoo, Sierra is brutally assaulted by the Dissident Faction, but is rescued by a mysterious man. Through a series of dramatic events, she falls in love with her alluring rescuer.
Sierra is finally found in the Shardaa Sector by a Syrenthian Government fleet when they prepare for battle against an unknown aggressor. She explains her disappearance. Sierra then speaks at the Humolfan Repatriation Conference to advocate for the Humolfans. She reunites with her bandmates, her parents, her friends, and her co-workers.
In a surprising, personal discovery, Sierra realizes that her usual promiscuity is no longer satisfying. She attributes this profound change to the new and unexpected romance that develops.