|About the Book|
Lake Shardae has never had so much as a teddy-bear for company, at the orphanage where she was left at when she was just five years old. Naturally, looking out for herself has become second nature over the years. But life took an unexpected turn oneMoreLake Shardae has never had so much as a teddy-bear for company, at the orphanage where she was left at when she was just five years old. Naturally, looking out for herself has become second nature over the years. But life took an unexpected turn one cold, snowy evening in an empty park that even Lake wasnt prepared for- two men with top secret documents about her past and where she really comes from approach her. None of what she hears makes any sense and her confusion only deepens, when propositioned with “the chance of a lifetime”—space-travel.Launched into the stars in search of answers, Lake must make a living and a new life for herself where she really belongs. She takes a private mission with a large payout that she can’t pass up. It turns out that its not quite so cut and dry, when Lake and her assigned team discover they are not the only ones looking for the mysterious device. It is in fact, a legendary object known as “the power of the universe.” And the Known Universes dangerous and most corrupt mercenaries of every race are out to get their hands on it!Things were going alright, Lake was even starting to slowly break free from her protective shell. She’d just begun making friends, with what seems like a chance at more, when their ship is attacked by an alien race. While trying to be the hero, Lake accidentally makes a mistake that she can’t undo. She finds herself not only in possession of, but physically attached to the object in question, “The Crown.” All of her allies quickly become her enemies.It is in the company of the hostile alien captain who captured her team that Lake will find herself tested like never before. But if they cannot put their differences aside and get along it could mean the end for both of them! Together, the pair must face a number of dangerous situations that call for personal choices and sacrifices that will change their lives forever.In a dusty saloon on a barren desert planet that Lake is forced to recount the details, both gripping and emotional, of her strange adventure- once again at the stake of her own life.