Book X of The Chronicles of Counter-Earth. The Others were on the move. The Priest Kings had received a message: Surrender Gor. The date had been set for conquest or destruction. Tarl Cabot could not linger in Port Kar – now he must act on behalf of the Priest King, on behalf of Gor and on behalf of Gor’s unsuspecting, teeming twin: Earth. Evidence pointed to the great wasteland of the Tahari, known only to the clannish militant tribes of desert wanderers. There, Tarl Cabot must go. Among the feuds, along the salvers’ tails, beyond the forbidding salt mines to a redezvouz with treachery, a woman warlord, a bandit chief and with the monster intelligences from the world of steel.