When he was a boy, Siv McCaig came face-to-face with a monster. After a childhood lived in fear, he encountered it again. Siv knows he'll never be at peace without answers. What was the monster that burned down his house? Will it ever come back again? His search becomes a battle for planet Verde's survival, but he'll need two things lost for centuries: technology and magic.
Fritz Reinhardt can fix planet Verde's technology, which all broke 200 years ago. But Lady Verde, the spirit of the planet, remembers the environmental damage chipware did to her in the past, and she demands an end to the restoration. She's even willing to resurrect the giant Steelterrors to prove her point. How can Fritz build a better tomorrow if the planet itself fights against him?