A lone space trader crash lands on an uninhabited planet or is it? He starts hearing noises and believes he is hallucinating because of the isolation. Before long he sees people and a society at civil war with itself but is it real or not? The conflict draws Halwende in and he becomes instrumental in its outcome and develops a relationship with the rebel Princess Adala in the process. What lengths will he go to to help these people overcome their oppression and why should he get involved anyway?
Where did these people come from and why do they seem to have lost the technology that the rest of the galactic civilisation possesses?
Halwende ends up discovering a surprising fact connecting Adala and him and he helps her people rejoin galactic society.
The book is written but may be some time in actually being published depending on fate!