An alien siege... An ancestral ally... A war across the galaxy... An orphan holding the key... One orphan. Human. Something more dwells inside her. Something she needs to connect with if Earth is to survive. Shikari Hawks was always a loner. Left to fend for herself on the streets of a war-torn Earth, she knew where to find trouble. Exiled to the Mars Penal Colony for theft, Shikari emerges four years later as a TerraForce recruit. Although some of her rougher edges have been smoothed out, her quick temper and sharp tongue continue to create barriers. As Shikari acclimates to military life, she discovers that a savage enemy, the XaracX, is stampeding through the galaxy to add Earth to its list of conquests. Constant nightmares send Shikari messages of both destruction by the XaracX and a mysterious hope from an ancient race, the Khrusymians. Now Shikari must make a choice. Succumb to the XaracX or fight, accepting that she is...the Hybrid Seed.