"One of the best military Scifi novels I've read in a long time."
"This is, by level of detail and quality of tale as close to Heinleinian writing I have seen in quite a while."
"This is an excellent book from a promising new writer. The characters are well developed and the action is brisk."
"This book was a great read, it showed the human spirit doing what it does best. Surviving."
In the 22nd Century colonies spread out to the stars, hidden by a secretive industrialist. 80 years later the locations are revealed, one at a time, once a year.
Midshipman William Grace, sole survivor of the genocide on the colony Farshore, is shipwrecked and stranded with a handful of surviving marines and soldiers. The good news, they’re alive. The bad news is that they face the frigid climate, betrayal, a harrowing ocean crossing, terror drones, and a mercenary force intent on holding the planet. But simply escaping isn’t enough; they must complete the mission and warn Earth of a coming invasion. The United Colonies are fracturing and this is the opening shots of a galactic civil war.