Teenager Jane Benedict is awakened by her father and ordered to memorize
a mysterious code. Hours later, Mathias Benedict is dead and Jane and
her brother, Will, are wards of United Earth Corporation. To evade the
company's murderous clutches and uncover the meaning of her father’s
last message, Jane leads Will on a desperate escape across the galaxy
aboard the Freetrader smuggler ship, Solar Vortex. Tangled in the crew’s
fight against UEC, Jane saves the life of young smuggler Maclan Sawyer
and learns her father’s code identifies a secret cargo shipment that may
spell doom for the entire Freetrader cause and the extinction of an
Piracy, intrigue, romance, and a daring rebellion from Earth wait on the planet Rimrock. Will Jane answer the call to adventure and find new purpose on the galactic rim or will death for high treason be her fate?
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Awesome world building! It's written in a great style, that quickly pulls you into the story. It's also refreshing in that it's outside the usual fantasy genres explored today. This is more of a space exploration/wars type of book, and I loved it. The characters are nicely developed, the love interest has time to develop, and the plot is really great. I especially liked how science and fantasy mixed in naturally over here. Like, you can have space ships, but there are also - spoiler - aliens with psychic abilities. Plus, Jane, the MC, isn't one of these modern teen characters who suddenly turns into a superhero world savior overnight, but she has real limitations and self-conflicts that really develop her character. Eagerly awaiting the next book! Disclaimer: I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.