Baptism of Fire
Cadet Anjali Patel had hoped for something more exciting than guard duty for her first mission with the legendary Shakyri Expeditionary Corps¸ the best fighters in the Empire of Worlds. However¸ this boring job quickly turns hot¸ when an enemy convoy comes up the mountain pass Anjali is supposed to guard. This is a prequel story of 4500 words or approx. 18 print pages to the " In Love and War" series¸ but may be read as a standalone.