A little background to the Lunara universe for those interested in perhaps purchasing a copy. The history runs deeper within the books.
The Earth, destroyed by a cluster of meteors that have rained upon it for 200 years, is no longer humanities home. When the meteors came, humanity colonized Mars to ensure its survival and left a small colony on the lunar surface, called Lunara. Lunara and the crew of the starship Protector have been watching over the Earth ever since. Their mission is to protect the Earth from incoming meteors and to mine the element "metalor" for Mars. Metalor was found in the meteor cluster, and nowhere else in the solar system. After years of study, only recently was it discovered that Metalor has mysterious properties that can enhance everything from metal to carbon, and it is fastly becoming the most valuable resource in the solar system, perhaps more than life itself.
Martians had struggled to survive on Mars for the last 200 years. Its early founders, including the famous Jonathan Norse, had setup the Principles of Man to guide humanity on its struggle to survive the barren, cold red planet. Like Earth, a section of humans decided the best way to survive was to pillage other colonies and take their hard earned resources, ignoring Martian inalienable rights. A small faction to begin with, the Raiders of Mars grew more bold and powerful and finally ravaged Mars until they stepped over the line and attacked a major colony's interests. This sparked the systematic extermination of the Raiders and a new Mars, where the two major governments, Aethpis and Zephyria, controlled it and its resources.
The story setup:
Fast forward fifteen years, where Seth Smith and Chloe Jones, are lead pilots for the starship Protector and show some odd physical abilities that take humanity to the next stage in evolution. Parker McCloud and Gwen Arwell, also members of the Protector's crew and not too friendly with Martian politics, are suspicious of recent Martian interest in their friends. And once Mars Medical sends a high ranking medical officer to Lunara, this sparks their efforts to keep their friends safe and their colony from being destroyed.
Lunara chronicles the adventures of Parker McCloud and the crew of the Protector and their mission to save their friends, Seth and Chloe, from the clutches of Mars, their fight to retake Lunara from a corrupt Martian government, and Parker's relentless attempts to reunite a crew fractured by Martian deceit.