To save the future, the Guardians must reach into the past, and that means striking a deal with the Old Hunger. But the Old Hunger is the most powerful entity in the Galaxy, and it's not a good idea to wake him up... or to by-pass his invincible herald, Stormfront! Meanwhile, Vance Astro has encountered a Guardian that he forgot ever existed, and she's none too happy about his memory blank. Time to make friends again fast... before the A-Sentience gestalt of The Stark destroys them all! Cosmic action and mind-blowing SF adventure!