Eleven year-old Ross canâ€™t stand life on the Dominion homeworld of Tarsonis. Sure, the capital of terran
civilization offers plenty to do, but Rossâ€™s adoptive parents are terrible, terrible people. His â€œmotherâ€
is a staunch disciplinarian who makes him eat, sleep, and go to school in the bathroom and complete 5-mile
forced marches while carrying his fat brother in a backpack. And his â€œfatherâ€ is an insufferable despot and
the reigning All-Districts Hate Crimes champion.
But one day, Ross receives a private holo-vid invitation. It says that heâ€™s special, and offers him a
scholarship to study at the secret military academy of the Emperorâ€™s Legion, the elite retinue of terran
special operatives that his parentsâ€”his REAL parentsâ€”once served with. When he accepts, Rossâ€™s whole life
Rossâ€™s natural greatness sets him on the fast-track at the Legion military academy. Despite being an
emotionally perplexed creature with an underdeveloped sense of self-control and no real life experience, heâ€™s
put in charge of the famous Fourth Squad that his dad used to lead. And not a moment too soon.
When all of the Legionâ€™s officers and their husbands and wives decide to go on an irresponsible extended
holiday, the nightmarish alien zerg descend on Tarsonis in droves. Ross is the only soldier in the entire
Dominion military with enough bravado and drive to save the planet from annihilation!
Weâ€™re also working on a new collection of short stories to answer one of the questions weâ€™re most often
asked about our more famous heroes and villainsâ€”â€œBut what were they like in their early years?â€ Discover
the turbulent adolescence of popular faces like 13-galactic-cycles-old Zeratul as he struggles with his
budding psionic powers, or join young Garrosh Hellscream as he deals with an absentee father and natural
disasters on a planetary scale.