The Sturm, a group claiming to be "a master race of true humans," were defeated and driven into Dark Space centuries ago, but with a massive and brutal attack, they have returned. Now facing annihilation or enslavement, humanity places its trust in a few brave souls who survived the first crippling blow: A young, insecure commander of the only surviving warship. A disgraced soldier, condemned to death for treason. A little princess, the last of her line. An infamous pirate who must choose between love, profit, and revenge. A seven-hundred-year-old hero who just wants to be left alone. This band of rogues, villains, and reluctant champions must defeat a relentless enemy and near-impossible odds. But first they must prevail against their greatest foe: themselves.