Floating in the caverns beneath the surface of an asteroid has been the only existence Jahnel has ever known. She is accustomed to the effortless freefall lifestyle of living with the alien race, Avelle, and the necessity of hiding behind her cloak when they approach. When intruders threaten the Avelle, Jahnel prepares to defend the only companions she has ever known. But when the invaders arrive she is stunned to discover her enemies are human. Torn between defending the Avelle or honoring her the race of her birth, Jahnel must choose where her loyalties lie. She can prove herself as a warrior for the aliens, return to the place of her birth with her rescuers, or turn away from both and begin a new life for herself away from everything she understands, both human and alien. As the battle between races begins on the asteroid, the conflict inside Jahnel grows out of control.