The Gate begins with a brutal fight mankind is having with a warrior class of giants known as the Felicians. For centuries, the Felicians have been waging a campaign of attempted genocide against the human race using a deadly nerve toxin that liquefies the flesh off of any humanoid life form that comes into contact with it. Eventually, the Galaxy Federation and the Felician Empire must come to terms and form an alliance because of an alien entity discovered in a faraway Galaxy that threatens every race living within the Milky Way, including the Felician Empire. Eventually the battlefield is New Earth, where the population has been evacuated leaving only the president of the United Earth League (Alexander Francis Millington) alone in an underground shelter deep beneath the White House awaiting the destruction of his home world. It is a page turner from the very beginning!