Merritt Alder is done with Earth. The planet is polluted and overpopulated, and its people are hungry.
Earth’s first colony, Galena, is a pioneer world 10,000 light years away. It has clean air, unpolluted water, and continents of arable land. Anyone can start a new life…if they can get there.
For Merritt, the journey is only the beginning. Obstacles arise every step of the way, forcing compromise and sacrifice. And not everyone on his ship is pure of heart.
The bonds he forges on the journey will be the key to surviving on another world — a world anyone has yet to fully explore.
A world with secrets of its own.