Laysa Coralla has it made. As the daughter of one of the wealthiest men on her planet, her future has been carefully planned: a wealthy husband, a beautiful home, the perfect ending. Then Laysa's life is altered drastically when she learns a terrible secret: she is the descendent of a race of evil warlords, a people long ago banned from the safe planets. Declared unfit for her home, Laysa is banished to outer space. She is thrown into an alien world of shimmering ships and constant battle, where gem-laden gang lords wield electrical weaponry and animals are engineered to kill. Many are lost among the stars, their souls sold for a sacred but evil name. Desperately lost, Laysa has no choice but to join the people she has always believed are monsters, to seek refuge as the servant of a frightening warrior and, inevitably, to wonder if she herself is good or evil.