Taylor went along for the ride to help her mother survey a new planet, and the offer of a few extra course credits for doing field work certainly didn’t hurt.
A planet on the edge of disputed territory, sure, but the war with the Xathen had ended thirty years ago, and the Commonwealth had won. It didn’t matter that the first survey ship failed to return, things like that happen during wartime.
But this was just term break, with two whole months to work alongside her mother and get to know her better while she sharpened her Xenobiology skills in a verdant paradise.
With any luck, she would graduate early.
Then Taylor messed up, big-time.
Now she was lost, alone and struggling to survive, stranded ten thousand light-years from home.
Illya is available in Paperback (ISBN 978-0995103405 – 5″x8″, 446 pages) and as an eBook from multiple retailers, through the universal book link below.