Stormy and the crew of the Helix race to Throneworld to rescue Dr. Zeon and the crew of the United Republic of Earth's flagship from the clutches of the Red Queen. It won't be easy. Representatives from thousands of worlds are arriving to watch the destruction of Earth and participate in a mysterious spectacle. To reach the planet and break through its defenses, Stormy will need help. That help comes from an unexpected- and deadly - place.