ELISE Episode 1 : To Touch the Ground by Katsuo Takeda
Series: ELISE, Book 1.
Approx. 9,850 words.
Published on May 2, 2012 by
Seven Mile Publishing.
Trip McElory and his teenage friends rush to complete training in the armored bio-mechanical suits before the assault to recapture Earth begins. They must compete in a series of final exercises pitting cadet against cadet in order to graduate. Ven Rodan has eyes set on humiliating Trip and his squad, though, in his drive to graduate top of the class.