Dani Zar is a young, halfbreed beauty, -- illegitimate daughter of the late Roran King and the Valent woman Eluna. She has the self-discipline of a Roran and the unique gifts of the Valent, an ancient wisdom race. Because of her mixed heritage, Dani is an outsider to both the Valent and Roran cultures, which are distant and strange to each other. Yet it falls to her, to convince the Roran that the threat of the Zunit insect race is real, and to convince the Valent that they must work with the Roran if they are to win against the Zunit. If Dani Zar fails, the galaxy will be lost.
Against this extraterrestrial tableau, the halfbreed Dani Zar and the Roran Coalition officer, Tenaegon, fall in love and strive to keep their love alive against all who would thwart their union.