'Kano Varre, esteemed research physicist, seeks a rare mineral -- but finds his nightmares come to life.
'Eyza Heran returns to Lake Eyre for the annual bird-count and silent contemplation -- but hallucinations of talking birds have her packing to go home.
After millennia trapped in time, the Diaballein breaks free of the confines and seeks to open a gateway to brethren -- and it needs a vessel for the task ...
'Kano and Eyza must defeat the enemy while there's only one, because if they fail, the world will fall into slavery, torture, death -- worse than their nightmares, worse than any nightmare ever imagined.
'A ravaged Kano must make himself heard above the destructive roar of the Diaballein.
'Can he convince Eyza to kill him before it's too late?'
(Source: publisher's blurb)