When the Aresian Prince and Princess are abducted, their Royal Guards turn to intergalactic gun-for-hire Saber Raine. A disgraced Terran Marine accused of treason, he is their only hope, if they can trust him. On the run from Earth's Imperial Fleet, Saber leads the rescuers to Goros Prime, an abandoned planet that was once the home world of a would-be despot, Sinjin. Amidst the overgrown ruins of a fallen realm, Saber and the Aresians battle leech-like desert marauders, renegade mercenaries and alien outcasts. Just when they believe they can rely on one another, treachery threatens not only their mission but the fate of the universe.