Corn is king in the Heartland, and Cael McAvoy has had enough of it.
It's the only crop the Empyrean government allows the people of the Heartland to grow -- and it takes everything they have just to control it. Cael's tired of surviving life on the ground while the Empyrean elite drift by above in their extravagant sky flotillas. He's sick of the mayor's son besting Cael's crew in the scavenging game. And he's worried about losing Gwennie -- his first mate and the love of his life.
Cael's ready to make his own luck ... even if it means bringing down the wrath of the Empyrean elite and changing life in the Heartland forever.