Nathanael rescues Madalyn from the horror of war when she is six, and sets the rhythm for their lives. Whenever Madalyn finds herself in trouble—which is too often—Nathanael is there to bail her out.
As they mature, this special bond deepens, and Nathanael becomes much more than Madalyn’s protector. He is the man she will marry in a big church with all the trappings.
Nathanael has other plans. Though he loves Madalyn with all his heart, he has long ago dedicated his soul to the work of God. Now, more than ever, missionaries are needed to bring God to the savage Fetis. Nathanael is convinced that he can avert another bloodbath like the one that orphaned him and Madalyn.
Another sentient creature lives on Neworld. He is the last of his kind and fascinated by the frail bipeds that have spread like a plague across the land. Except for his six wings, they are physically identical, down to the jointed fingers. Could these bipeds be strong enough to bear his seed? Will his mighty race finally live again?