But when that love becomes obsession, taking them from sketchy spice halls to ancient ruins on a world wracked by deadly storms, that becomes harder to do. Everyone has secrets, spacers maybe more than most. Part of a first mate’s job is to keep them or share them. Rolee has never had a hard time picking between the two, but when her captain’s love turns to a dark obsession she will have to choose.
Choose between her duty and her family, her promises and her secrets. Protecting everyone around her might not be possible in an environment so hostile it seems bent on killing them with every step they take. And there’s one thing she hasn’t thought of.
Rolee has to ask herself who’s going to protect her.
Because the dangers of the void are whatever’s there - including what human beings are capable of.
Enter the world of Star Traders as you’ve never seen it before - up close and personal.
This sci fi adventure is the first original fiction set in Trese Brothers Games’ Star Traders RPG. The hit game has inspired more than a million Captains to sail the stars. This story is only a small part of the immersive Star Traders universe. Explorers, Bounty Hunters, Merchants, and Pirates span the void, a million of them. They each have their stories, and this is one."The writer is a master storyteller."- 5th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards
Brett Caron lives and works in Toronto, Canada but wrote this story while in beautiful Vancouver BC. He writes sci-fi, horror and fantasy fiction as well as contributing nonfiction to the Huffington Post and elsewhere. Most often he can be found battling autocorrect or arguing about superheroes.
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