A skinny grey skinned boy is auctioned off to the highest bidder. But he falls out of the frying pan and into the fire when the space station he is imprisoned on is attacked.
Adrift in space the Leeza, Lance, Rufus and Terinu come across a derelict cargo ship. But all is not as it seems (of course!)
Narrowly escaping capture Leeza and Terinu must find a way back to the Treona. Lance is not so lucky as he comes face to face with the leader of the Galapados Warriors.
Who is this dark giant who controls the Galapados and what does he want with Terinu? Leeza speculates on the return of an ancient enemy and Terinu reveals the limitations of his energy generating powers.
The motley crew of the Treona infiltrate the Galapados flag ship in an effort to discover their attack plans. But things rapidly deteriorate when they are trapped at the base of a gigantic crust breaking canon.
The Galapados war fleet closes in on a helpless creo mining colony. The crew of the Treona must escape if they are to warn the creo in time. And a horrified Terinu learns the purpose of his existence.
A broken dust jacket generator strands the crew of the Treona at the Mining colony. It looks like a long wait for rescue but Terinu has a plan of his own.
A chance meeting in the market place reunits Terinu with the Ninetta and the rest of Madame Cher's cabaret dancers who cared for him when he was very young. Rufus meets up with a very interesting lady. Things are starting to look up... until an old acquaintance of Terinu's makes his move.
Discovering his old 'family' has an unwanted side effect on Terinu. Memories of his past life start to resurface in the form of nightmares. He can't escape the fact that he is being hunted.
Terinu lets down his guard a little to tell Leeza about his life as Mavra's servant on board the Celestial Marauder and the reason why he she is now hunting him.
An 'accident' with the water reservoirs forces the Treona to land on the refueling outpost 'Timble'. Mavra Chan makes her move.
Mavra is pleased. Terinu is back in her service and her captives Leeza, Lance and Rufus will guarantee her a fortune in ransom money amongst other things. But can Terinu face returning the brutal life of serving under a pirate warlord?
The crew of the Treona return home but things don't get any easier. Bio-Tech lays it's claim on Terinu and Leeza must face down her father Fleet admiral Blake.
Leeza fumes at her inability to help Terinu, now forced to endure life as a labrat in Bio-Techs Xenobiology labs. A fuming Melika boards Lunar station on the hunt for Captain Brushtail. But it looks like the Ardactavian's are going to beat the angry vixen to the charming vulpine fighter pilot.