Young Mason Stark and 17 fellow cadets from the Academy for Earth Space Command (ESC) boarded the SS Egypt for a routine voyage to log their required space hours when they are attacked by the Tremist, an alien race at war with humanity. With the captain and crew dead, injured, or taken prisoner, Mason and the cadets are all that’s left to warn the ESC. Soon they find out the reason the Tremist chose to attack: the Egypt is carrying a weapon that could change the war forever. Mason will have to lead the cadets in a daring assault to take back the ship, rescue the survivors, and recover the weapon - before there isn’t a war left to fight.
Mason Stark has a problem with minding his own business. This worked to his advantage when he stole back his world from the alien Tremist. Now Mason is called upon to use that very curiosity as a spy at the Tremist school for soldiers. At least his best friend, Merrin, daughter of the Tremist king, is there to keep an eye on him. Mason's bound to find trouble, but with the Tremist working on a secret weapon, trouble may come looking for him instead.
Dwie cywilizacje. Jedna planeta.I wyscig o to, kto ukradnie ja wczesniej! Dwunastoletni Mason Stark i kilkunastu jego kolegów z Akademii Ziemskiego Dowództwa Kosmicznego odbywaja krótki, rutynowy lot na pokladzie SS "Egipt" by zaliczyc odpowiednia liczbe wylatanych w kosmosie godzin. Poniewaz kapitan i czesc zalogi gina, a pozostali odnosza rany badz trafiaja do niewoli, tylko kadeci moga ostrzec ZDK.