Seventeen-year-old Anya Macklin believes a machine-run facility is keeping her and other orphaned teens safe. Having escaped execution after rebels murdered her parents, Anya is lucky to be alive and learning how to live alone. Each of the facility’s nine floors holds a trial more challenging than the last. To graduate from the programme, she must complete all nine trials. But grief dulls Anya’s desire to return to a rebel-infested society, or to train.
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Jaya Romanov is an independent star ship shaman. She studies the energy flows of the universe and—for a price—will harness them to her employer’s purpose. Wormholes are a whole lot safer to travel when a shaman guides the jump. Vulf Trent is a bounty hunter. It was that or join the family business, piracy, and Vulf is too much the lone wolf to tolerate the demands of a large pirate crew. Where his family enjoys the bonds of pack, he prefers the freedom of ranging the universe, alone.
Being a twin complicates the Evian line of succession, but Chancery Alamecha is fine letting Judica inherit the throne. After all, she’s the stronger sister—the merciless fighter, the ruthless politician, and the groomed heir. But something unexpected happens when Chancery tries on her mother’s staridium ring, forcing her into a role that she never wanted: the prophesied queen who will prevent the destruction of Earth.