Rett, a battle-weary soldier from Nyorfias, needs imagination. Pam, an imaginative dreamer from Earth, needs inspiration. Unknown to both women, a fledgling Guardian of Balance needs them both in a desperate stratagem to protect the very existence of the two-planet Nyorfian system, which is not only under attack from physical entities, but from the dark force that inspires them.
Pam’s first ten minutes on Nyorfias, however, just about flushes Rett’s military career down the nearest toilet. Can Rett learn to cope with being saddled with a dimwitted alien mindforce–and keep herself and her platoon alive at the same time?