Ora Tal, a human scientist, was called in to help solve a problem on Devanagari. She could have done so easily.
But she found a locked door. And despite her vast learning, she never learned that some doors should remain locked. Because some of them are locked for a reason. Some of them conceal terrors from bygone wars, monsters too terrible to contemplate – or control.
So Ora opened the door … and unleashed a horror of infection, death, and destruction.
Little did she know that she herself would become infected.
Little did she suspect that she would turn into a nightmare far worse than the ones she had set free.
And little did anyone suspect that she wouldn't care.
That she would smile when she put the fate of an entire galaxy in peril…