An insectoid race scattered across the Imperium like so many gypsies, the seemingly insignificant Droyne? often fall beneath the notice of Humaniti . . . and most Humans are foolish enough to think it's their own choice. A series of puzzles in their history and culture suggests that huge secrets lurk behind the compound eyes of these tiny sentients . . . and that the most awesome of the major races may come in the smallest package.
Two new minor races are presented here as well:
* The Inheritors?, a race of fluorine-breathers living on the shell of an ancient Dyson sphere and "improving" on the technology left behind;
* The Lithkind?, a nocturnal species for which mating means death and death means rebirth, and who treat the opposite sex as taboo!