From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science-fiction epic. . . .
The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . .
A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass tech whiz with the galaxys biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger-management issues
A tomboy pilot whos totally not into him, in case you were wondering
And Tys squad isnt even his biggest problem--thatd be Aurora Jie-Lin OMalley, the girl hes just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tylers squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.