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Every time Orpheus brings out the buzzing discs of his lyre, the entire Port level of Polaris falls silent and the dingy halls clogged with fumes from the docked transports don’t seem so dark. Though his home has always been on the Argo, his father Jay’s infamous cargo ship, Orpheus knows he belongs somewhere else — with someone else. But his relationship with Eury has to remain a secret because the son of a politician cannot be seen dating a port rat like himself.
When their relationship is discovered by Eury’s cruel and calculating mother Meira, she forces her son to enlist in the dangerous Elite class of the U.R.S.A., and an unprepared soldier never lasts long in training. Orpheus devises a plan to smuggle Eury to safety with the help of his father’s crew. But when Eury is late, Orpheus turns back and everything he’s ever loved begins to disappear before his very eyes.