A ship that cannot leave
A Mage that will not stay
A meeting of desperations
In a galaxy tied together by the magic of the elite Jump Mages, Damien Montgomery graduates into their numbers-only to discover that without connections, he can't find a ship and is stuck in the Sherwood system.
Pirates attacked David Rice's jump freighter, leaving him with a dead Mage and a damaged ship-stuck in Sherwood, where a grieving father has blacklisted him from hiring a replacement Jump Mage.
When their desperate needs meet, Damien Montgomery is drawn into a conflict with the most powerful criminal organization in the galaxy-and to the attention of the Mage-King of Mars himself