A science fiction take on The Duchess of Malfi. The diabolical machinelike Erinye have taken over the solar system and destroyed or assimilated what is left of humanity. One woman, Lady Julia Amalfi, escapes in a starship loaded with genetic material from Earth and, with a young artificial intelligence named Cary, settles frontier planet Midgard. Now factions have arisen, and the brutal totalitarian Rigorists and the stubborn individualist rebels are squaring off for war just as Julia discovers that the Erinye may be on their way to Midgard. With survival on the line, the Midgardians must pull out a save for humanity. If not, night will fall on the last human settlement, and our species's chapter in history may well be over forever.