The humans of Earth have been guided and nurtured as they bred indiscriminately. Now the puppet masters are returning for the harvest. At the moment of our greatest danger an unexpected ally returns from the stars and a leader of incredible ability arises from the vast numbers of the marginalized. She seizes command of the allies and leads them against the enemy. Will they succeed? Can we even survive? And if we do, will there be anything left of our poor battered battleground of a planet?