Forty months after the archeological discovery of a hibernating man in a sarcophagus unleashes a rage virus that transforms the entire population of the Earth into infectious ghouls, the Outbreak is over and the infected have won their world war zombie. That is when the Dying Time truly begins. With all organized resistance fallen, the final would-be survivors, armed with their lists of rules, boxes of food, and small caches of weapons, come to discover that their fortified bunkers aren't nearly enough. Three hundred years later, the remnants of mankind survive in orbital space aboard ultra-secure technological habitats. Even with superior science and hard won experience, they can't restore a permanent foothold on their quarantined planet. Mysterious accidents and inexplicable disasters continue to thwart every endeavor. When a prodigy physicist opens a time portal into the past, Captain Critias of the Marshal Service’s Virgil Ludus and his combat android Carmen travel back to join the Dying Time survivors surrounding the fabled King Louie. Once there, they hope to help mankind survive the ultimate extinction cataclysm and make their future survival happen at all.