Renton (Rance) Quigley He’ had two big dreams—and he was failing miserably at both.
First, he wanted to become a fighter of injustice, just like his dad. But that went out the window the same day his father did. It wrecked poor Rance, and since then, he spent his days yearning for something that was never to be.
Rance’s second—if unrealistic—dream was to date his childhood friend, the beautiful, intelligent, and most amazing Kayley. He considered her so out of his league that he had almost accepted it would never happen. And to complicate things, Kayley and the rest of his friends would soon leave to continue their education far away from their hometown. In two months, Rance would be alone… again.
Then it happened… War!
A surprise attack on their colony planet by a mysterious alien race created a panic. These highly advanced aliens are relentless and powerful—but something doesn’t add up. Why do they attack so sporadically? And why doesn’t the Empire do more to protect their fledgling colony planet?
Will Rance and his friends seek the truth, or will they become distracted by the next, greatest star-chart?