While the Coalition is away fighting wars and putting down uprisings across the Milky Way, the unexpected happens. An unknown force of aliens from outside our galaxy invades a hapless planet called Allegra. The local garrison of Allegra held their ground for a short while, but they were ill-prepared for the war they were fighting. Now, the Coalition is calling on civilians from the surrounding planets and star systems to fight. Matthew Campbell was a twenty-year-old fisherman. Now he’s a soldier. Can he survive the war he was forced into?