Planets that don't kill you are hard to find.

Starving and locked in a war with hostile aliens, the Terran Empire needs fresh real estate or humanity will face extinction.

Jaeger Orleans is sent by the mysterious Farseer Cartel to steal a blueprint for a sustainable human colony on the ice world Solitude.

A chance for humans to leave a long history of mistakes behind and begin again.

Sent to a brutal desert prison for withholding the information from the Terran Corps, Jaeger is in a race against time to find Solitude and lead humanity to a brighter future.



The Aegisi are a proud, intelligent race from the planet Solitude. Legend has it they are distant ancestors of a species fallen on hard times - humans.

The strength of the Aegisi is their ability to breathe on land and under water. Their weakness is the size of their empire - with only one planet to call home, they are vulnerable from all sides.

A lowly forager, Michael Danner dreams of one day becoming a corsair in the Aegisi Navy.

When he finds a way of crafting advanced body armor from freshwater kelp, his dream shifts closer to reality. But intergalactic politics have a knack of getting in the way of best laid plans.

The Cava05, rulers of a huge neighboring empire, make the Aegisi an offer seemingly too good to refuse - the ocean planet Cerulean.

The perfect home for an amphibious species like the Aegisi. But is it a gesture of good will or a sinister trap?

When Michael and his sister Emilia are drawn into the complex negotiations, they come face-to-face with an enemy quietly intent on eradicating the Aegisi for good.

Steven J Shelley

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