The Empire has a plan to defeat the Machines, the murderous robots they had built centuries before, once and for all.
But the Machines, having already recouped their losses from previous battles, are again on the move.
Admiral Beata Bednarczyk finds herself and her fleet in the fight for their lives as the Machines erupt from their space in overwhelming numbers, heading into the final confrontation with the Gorgansha Consolidation. The AIs have some new tricks up their sleeves, but so does the Empire. An unproven plan to shut them down all across their space. But will it work? The Machines are deadlier than ever, and they strike at some unexpected targets, throwing the Imperial forces off balance. While waiting in the wings, the mad dictator of the Gorgansha prepares to stab his human allies in the back.
Massive fleets of living creatures and killer robots battle across hundreds of light years of space. The humans fighting to preserve life, the Machines to take it. This time there can only be one survivor.