Asha Reed wants a fresh start, and Project Oasis is exactly that: a program to establish the first colony on Mars. As their ship, Frontier, departs from Earth, Asha-and the vast majority of Project Oasis' staff-go into cryogenic suspension.
When Asha comes out of cryo, Frontier is in deep space, light-years off course. She and a handful of survivors have just drifted into the Protectorate, an alien sector of the galaxy filled with dozens of intelligent species and hundreds of settled worlds.
How did Frontier get so lost? And why is Earth under quarantine? Asha's search for answers will take her from the edges of civilized space to the center of galactic power, and earn her the closest friends and most terrifying enemies she's ever had.
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