Life as a cendrillon miner at Tremaine Station is full of soot and peril, but Elsa and the surrogate family she discovered amongst her crewmates keep each other sane during the long days of work on the seething surface of planet Aschen. Nevertheless, when a legendary fleet captain and his son dock their frigate at the space station, Elsa allows herself to rekindle dreams of voyaging far from Aschen’s blistering heat. There is no time for dreaming, however, when danger threatens the station, and Elsa and her fellow miners will need every ounce of their skill and courage to survive.

Written By: Stephanie Ricker