When Serena awakes, after a close and unpleasant encounter with some sort of stun gun, she very quickly learns that
resistance is futile and escape only a yearned for dream. She, and the other Earth women Serena meets aboard ship with her, have been
captured by the Moyds, interstellar merchants
. their mission, to procure fertile wives for the men of Volarn, where their race is
endangered due to the wide-spread sterility of their own women. Learning this is at least some relief to the captured women, but Serena
is disgusted to realize that they are nothing in these mens eyes but baby makers. Regardless, she knows she has no choice but to
face the fate that awaits her with as much dignity as she can muster.
Once they arrive on Volarn, Serena learns that her assessment has not been entirely accurate. Using their power
crystals in the Tarthra Ritual, the warriors approach the women with their crystals to find the mate most suited to them
to love who can love them. Serena is chosen to become King Rhamus queen, but, just as she feels herself weakening to Rhamus
romantic, passionate nature, Rhamus enemy, Xarath, abducts her.