SPACE IS VAST AND UNTAMED, AND IT HOLDS MANY SECRETS. Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, even as the world threatens to explode around them. ...or they will be, in about 8 years. Restless is a short story prequel to Starshine, Book One of the Aurora Rising trilogy. Before Alex Solovy was a successful interstellar scout, she was building starships and planning for the day when she would fly one she called her own. Before Caleb Marano was wiping out the terrorist group who murdered his mentor, he was...wiping out terrorist groups who murdered shopkeepers and threatened his friends. Catch a glimpse of AURORA RISING's heroes while they were still becoming the individuals they will need to be in order to face the galactic threat which, for now, waits silently in the void. When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph or fall to ruin? AURORA RISING is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill of discovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into the unknown. It's a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love and loss, of fear and heroism. It's the story of a woman who sought the stars and found more than anyone imagined possible.