She is a normal woman; there is nothing unique about her. She is nothing more—and nothing less—than a first officer on a spaceship. History will not remember her. It will pass her by. Outspoken Elizabeth Massoud has a simple ambition – to captain a science ship and spend her career exploring space. She is just one step away from achieving that goal when she is shipwrecked on a desolate planet, setting in motion a series of events that will alter her life forever and entangle her in the momentous events of her time. War, family, her superiors, and a wayward heart deflect her from her chosen path in life. Does she have the resilience to adapt to her new circumstances or will she falter under the strain?