Glint of a Ring (Children of Jad #2) by J.A. Marlow
Series: Children of Jad, Book 2.
Approx. 14,260 words.
Published on July 18, 2011 by
Star Catcher Publishing.
A day at the archeological dig of an ancient crashed spaceship comes to an abrupt end when uninvited guests arrive: thieving pirates. Elvy Akuma and her friends race to save the artifacts and rescue her father before the pirates find a way into the barricaded storage room. Complicated by lurking Chion Warriors and a mysterious ring that won't come off Elvy's finger. A science fiction novelette.