Rook is a Jockey, a soldier trained to fly ‘Shells,’ huge robots that fight for the edge of settled space. When her squad is overrun and killed, Rook is imprisoned, left scarred and broken. Hollow and helpless without her steel frame, she’s ready to call it quits.
Then she’s sold to NorCol, a vast frontier corporation, given another Shell—a near-decrepit Juno, as broken as she is and centuries older—and sent to a rusting bucket of a ship to patrol “the Eye,” an unnerving permanent storm in space.
Where something is stirring…