Under the Heel of the Aether Imperium
by J.P. Medved
Arla Lightrider is the newest captain of the Profit and Luck, her late father's aether tradeship. She plans to follow in his footsteps, shuttling cargo as a member of the Galactic Merchants Compact. But when a strange alien offers to pay her handsomely for transport to a fringe world, she becomes caught in a conspiracy that could shake the foundations of the Imperium's new galactic order.