Steven Taylor left the Doctor and the TARDIS to become king of an alien world. But it's now many years since he gave up the throne and went to live in a cell in the mountains, out of sight of his people. He's not escaping his past – quite the opposite, in fact. As his granddaughter, Sida, is about to discover...
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- Steven tells Sida that unlike the stories he tells her, time travel is dangerous and he lost many people he knew. These include Brett Vyon, Katarina, Sara Kingdom and Oliver Harper.
- This adventure concludes Simon Guerrier's 'older Steven' trilogy that began with AUDIO: The War to End All Wars and The Founding Fathers. The story takes place during TV: The Tenth Planet.
- Steven is attempting to find a way to contact the Doctor. (AUDIO: The Founding Fathers)
- The First Doctor, Steven and Oliver Harper previously encountered the Vardans, resulting in Oliver's death. He combined with the consciousness of the Vardan, remained within the TARDIS and witnessed the Doctor's regeneration. (AUDIO: The First Wave)
- Sida has been elected president. (AUDIO: The Founding Fathers)
- Sida discusses how Steven's favourite daughter, and her aunt, Dodo, was murdered by assassins during the war. (AUDIO The War To End All Wars)