This story takes off where the first book in the series, We Are Not Prey, ends. Ruth begins to build her new life on the planet Arkken with her Mage Anchor, Pawlik. It is a time of political unrest and machinations for the planet, and the inhabitants of Borachland Castle find themselves directly in the middle of the chaos and confusion.
Moving ahead with her objective of organizing her inherited fleet into something that offers hope and a sense of purpose to her rescued fellow slaves, Ruth is confronted with the need to create a Space Navy from the ground up.
The changes in her life are daunting, the challenge is immense. How will the unfettered mage fair in this universe and culture so far away from what she is known for her whole life?