The planet of Abydos is free, free to have chaos, free to have gun smugglers and free to have infighting among the farmers, the city folk and the caravans. They also have the freedom to mistrust the men of Earth and right when you think things can't get worse Hathor renews her conquest with a weapon so powerful that the very planet's existance is in danger.
Will O'Neil be able to fight off her attacks? Will Jackson be able to fight off her advances? Will Skaara end up the new leader of his people?
This second book in the series is interesting but NOT a stand alone book. I suggest you read the first one before this one.