Are you strong enough to know the truth behind the Sar-dak War?
Jim is only sixteen, but he’s got a lot going on in his life already. When the news that his pilot father is reported missing in action, and that a war has finally broken out between Terrans and Sar-daks disrupt the quiet hot summer of Derrick Creek, Jim decides it’s time for him to take action and to prove to the world that he, too, can follow in the glorious steps of his father.
When the adults volunteer to fight for their country and get ready to board the last few ships leaving Earth for the depth of space, Jim comes up with a plan that will allow him to enlist despite his young age. But that’s only the beginning of his space adventure, and nothing ever really goes as one hopes for.
Jim doesn’t even imagine the epic journey in store for him, and what a terrible curse a soldier’s duty can be. But he’ll learn along the way. He’ll learn that, at times, things can be different from what they look on the surface—and that a trustworthy friend can always be found, wherever you least expect it.
Jim’s first adventure is a military space opera of about 150,000 words.