When you are a young adult in the Etheric Empire, your life can be changed in mere moments—often for the better. Jinx is finding that it’s harder than she expected to protect her friend’s back. Anne has some ideas about that, but with bigoted teachers and potential dog-nappers, having the Empress tell them they’ve lost their damage deposit is the least of their worries. Anne and Jinx acquire new friends and colleagues in their effort to support the Empress. Together, the young woman and her partner, Jinx, have a future to affect. Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, this story is about one of the fan favorites and her new partner. Together, they just may be instrumental in changing the future of technology and life.