When Miyole’s ship is attacked by pirates, she and a fiery girl named Cassia embark on a mission to rescue Cassia’s abducted brother. Along the way, they fall in love, and the course of Miyole’s life changes forever.
Don Sakers is the author of the Scattered Worlds Mosaic series. He’s explored the thoughts of sapient trees, brought Carmen Miranda’s ghost to Space Station 3, and beaten the “Cold Equations” scenario. His book review column appears in Analog.