From the back cover:
"Centuries ago, the despotic Alphaks, ruler of Alphatia, was banished to another world. From his own sphere of entropy he learned to manipulate men, and now he seeks revenge against the human race.
The volatile region of Norworld, a perennial battleground between Thyatis and Alphatia, draws Alphak's attention. The already existing frictions, small-time political players, and petty vengeances are the sparks Alphaks will use to ignite a huge war that will destroy mankind.
This is an adventure of politics and diplomacy, of treachery and treason. Only courageous and bold action can save Norworld from the horrors of war and liberate its people from oppression."