Captain Nathan Krebs doesnt know why they were attacked, nor even where the ship crashed, only that half of his crew is dead and they are marooned on a desolate planet with a quiet, stowaway boy among them. Their quest on the surface takes them far, through many trials, all the while building unity and teamwork.
Eventually they discover a pirate station and commandeer a ship, while freeing many hostages in their escape. The ship is a Captains dream, which they labor to make space worthy. But tragedy stalks Nathan personally, and his new ship. Slowly, the boys story unfolds, as they discover that he is the real target of their pursuers, entangling them in a web of interstellar crime syndicates. Together, the crew formulates a plan make their freedom last while permanently eliminating their menace.