The story is set within the Spherical Dimension, which contains billions of realities within its 0.5 mm exterior. The story involves the crew of The Green Carnation, a battered space freighter from the rundown Rezer Merchant Fleet, and the backdrop is the ongoing war between the Hedar and Jerotta empires.
The Carnation is boarded by the Hedarian survivors of the final Hedar/Jerotta battle, in which the Hedar fleet has been destroyed by the Jerotta’s use of new cloaking technology. The Hedarians, commanded by Captain Byrne, forces The Carnation, commanded by Captain Joliffe, to transport them to the Jerotta home world where Byrne hope to take over the Jerotta council with a political/military coup.
The fight is on for the crew of The Carnation; can they survive a suicidal mission headed by a broken Commander, and controlled by a sadistic first officer? Will they ever get home again? Most worrying for the shape changing Radnar; will his carnations survive?