|NEL paperback, 1974. Cover painting by Ray Feibush.|
"Gorgias was one of the last surviving members of the ancient and mighty race, the Herculeans. Their rival Empire had dared challenge Earth's supremacy of the stars. In vicious retaliation their race was nearly wiped out, and their home planet left lifeless and burnt out.
These old and terrible memories were etched deep in Gorgias' memory. They drove him on over the lonely and hate-filled centuries, seeking a vengeance that would bring eternal glory.
But the lovely Myraa, beloved from long ago, had a strange and different vision. A vision that did not include empires and wars and armies. And she constantly called him, drawing him always back to her side..."