It’s hard to ask for help.

Ravaged by ky’iin colonialism, the world of the herbivorous (but far from peaceful) tyrar teeters on the brink. Not everyone thinks it can be saved.

Not everyone thinks it should be.

When humanity offers their expertise, hard-earned from Earth’s own crisis, not everyone thinks they should say yes.

But the arrival of the human scientist Beverly upends the life of Yoshi, working on phytoremediation at a strip mining site. Nothing for her will be the same again, professionally or personally.

And the two of them threaten those who think that it is time for the tyrar to abandon their destroyed world…and seek the ultimate revenge on the colonialists.