Mason Stark is a cadet on the USS Egypt. He and several other cadets are riding along as part of their training. Suddenly the Tremists attack the ship. Earth and the Tremists have been at war for years, fighting over the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. The crew of the Egypt is taken hostage and Mason and the other cadets must liberate the ship. The Tremists were after a giant cross gate that can transport entire planets. They steal Earth and are about to steal the other planet. Mason and the rest of the cadets must stop them and find a way to save the human race.
This was non-stop action adventure in space. Mason is your take charge kind of kid. Not always right, but has good training to help him out in stressful situations. He is surrounded by bright young things who are also good soldiers. I loved the interactions of these kids. I especially enjoyed Merrin and her backstory and friendship with Mason. I believe this is the start of a series and the end definitely justifies this. I will be ordering this book for my library.
I received a copy of the book from the publishers on Netgalley.