Serina Starfire didn't ask to be empress. She wasn't even in the line of succession. But as the sole survivor of a massive terrorist attack, she's now destined to rule. It may be eight more years before she's coronated at the age of twenty, but she faces her first test as a leader as junior cadet at the Core Military Academy. Will she be up to the task of destroying the rebels thrust upon her, or is she being setup to fail? Whatever happens, her future, and that of the galaxy will be forever changed.