This sequel to Moon of Three Rings (1966) again features Krip Vorlund, Free Trader, and the beautiful Maelen. Krip's personality has been transported into the body of a "Thassa" which offers him additional psychic powers, while Maelen is currently residing in the body of a small animal. Their Free Trader ship is caught up in a Civil War on the planet Thoth and the Thothian priests demand that they transport valuable Forerunner treasure to another planet for safekeeping. But they are forced down on an uninhabited world (sabotage?) where they find that they ere about to become victims of a totally alien army which has for untold millenia been held in "stass-freeze" (suspended animation). The aliens have totems remarkably similar to ancient Egyptian Gods. . . they also possess remarkable, malignant powers and the secret of personality transference. The author provides her usual dashes of daring and dollops of intrigue in a labyrinthian plot designed to hold the reader in suspended admiration.