Jim is only sixteen, but he’s got a lot going on in his life already. When the news that his pilot father is reported missing in action, and that a war has finally broken out between Terrans and Sar-daks disrupt the quiet hot summer of Derrick Creek, Jim decides it’s time for him to take action.

When the adults volunteer to fight for their country, Jim comes up with a plan to enlist despite his young age. But that’s only the beginning of his space adventure. Jim doesn’t even imagine the epic journey in store for him, and what a terrible curse a soldier’s duty can be.

But he’ll learn along the way.