Flight of the Outcast: The Academy, Year 1
by Brad Strickland
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781402238215
Date: 01 April 2010 List Price $12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Asteria Locke has never left her father's farm on the remote planet of Theron. But in one terrible moment, a surprise attack by space raiders destroys everything she's ever known. Orphaned and alone, Asteria vows to avenge her father's death by joining the Royal Spacefleet Academy. . . even if she has to lie to get in.
Branded an outcast at the Academy from the start, Asteria must work twice as hard as the other students to prove herself. But in time, she suspects that the Aristocrats who torment her have more sinister motives than shaming a commoner. They'll stop at nothing to hide a secret from her father's past-a secret that could shift the balance of power throughout the entire universe.
(Source: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)