Billions of years in the future. The star, Votarus 4, is discovered at the epicenter of a swath of destruction so vast it defies imagination. Thousands of planets conquered. Millions enslaved. Billions killed. A young scientist discovers he is the linchpin in a plot to genetically recreate history's most brutal warlord--Commander Votarus. The plot was hatched before the universe existed. "Destiny has but one doorway. Shall we step through?"