What would you be willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune?
Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.
Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.
But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.
This as i think many previous reviewers have said is like the hunger games in space. I totally agree with this. The set up for this prefect a rich corporation promising riches to the lowest citizens if they can survive this competition they will never want for anything else. Their heart ache, allliances, and some romance. I was hooked from the first page and i sure the rest of the series will be good as well. The whole descriptions of the ships they were on and the competitions and even the substance nyxia really kept me engaged in the book.