Christopher believes in the Great Mission he and the other people on Perses are fulfilling. They've left an earth with depleted resources to mine an asteroid in orbit around the sun. Life is pretty good until the blackout.
When the sun blocks communication with earth, a raiding party attacks killing almost everyone instantly. Now Christopher and the surviving children must find a way to stay alive, and their best hope is in the mines.
Christopher's best friend Elena wants to strike against the Landers, but Christopher disagrees. They have no weapons. They just need to survive until the blackout is over and then they can signal earth for rescue.
But what if the Landers don't just want to steal the ore and leave? What if they want to destroy all the evidence they were ever on Perses in the first place? Maybe Elena was right. Maybe it is a fight or die situation.
Kevin Sylvester's new book was a page turning thrill ride! My only complaint is that the kids act older than their assigned ages, but just put that out of your mind and enjoy the adventure. You will not be able to put this one down!