Part III of the BEACON SAGA SERIAL.
At the edge of space, an unlikely quartet of scouts will be tested in ways they can't imagine.
The parasite ship and its crew have dodged the Shroud, and done what so many others died attempting: they have left Beacon's orbit. But jubilation will turn to sudden disaster. A new star will give up its titanic wonders, but not without a high price. And the crew will either forge a bond...or never return home.
A serial installment of fourteen thousand words. Continue the Saga in Part IV.