|Sphere paperback, 1988 reprint. Cover by Les Edwards.|
"THEY SOUGHT ONLY TO CONTROL MANKIND - HIS MISSION WAS TO UNDERSTAND IT...
Almost a century has passed since the legendary Donal Graeme, master of interplanetary warfare and unifier of mankind, disappeared into the vastness of space. Out of his great vision only scattered colonies of the Dorsai, Earth, the Exotics and the Friendlies now remain to challenge the all-conquering Others who have mutated from the strongest of the Splinter Cultures to rule the galaxy.
Yet even these last bastions are in disarray, their peoples isolated and divided by self-interest. Only someone who can understand the forces of their long and glorious history - someone in who the spirit of Donal lives on - can bring them together against the new superman, and prove that their own evolution has not been in vain."