The rulers of Kritania long ago chose a passive future for their people, but it is thrown into turmoil when a band of space pirates, who have scented easy money, instigate a coup. With no army, no modern weapons, the Emperor Say’d Syn has no choice but to abidate in favour of a puppet ruler. However, he is unexpectedly given a chance to save his daughter, he asks Captain Tempest to come to Kritania and to take the princess to Earth and safety. Unfortunately, her escape does not go as planned and she must evade the new ruler’s army while she attempts to raise an army. Captain Tempest is finally able to take her to Earth, she must decide, does she now run, or stay and continue to fight against the usurper. Death or dishonour?