Six stories set in a universe where Christians are persecuted right out of this world. Their roots begin on a sabotaged mining colony as they escape government confiscation of their churches and properties. The founding of a godly empire does not guarantee it will stay that way. Taxation and confiscation continue to be the tools that hamper efforts to free themselves from Earth domination and life-sustaining resources. A Martian colony becomes the staging grounds for a struggle to launch interplanetary ships with floating gardens and an unlikely romance. Intrigue and rebellion plague the king of the Space Empire as his own son might lead a rebellion that ends all hope for a future.