When the captain and crew of EarthFleet’s most powerful dreadnought Conquest is sent on a mission forty light years from Earth, none of them expect to return. To find a home and keep humanity safe from hostile aliens, they must fight to seize a new world, initiating EarthFleet’s first conquest of another star system.
Summers at Whispering Pines defined Renee Clement’s childhood. Days meant swimming and sun, nights meant ghost stories and campfires. Best of all, Whispering Pines meant time with Celia, her favorite aunt. Through the years, Celia would remain Renee’s most steadfast confidant, but trips to Whispering Pines would fade to memories.