The story of thirteen-year-old Maia, her planet Tansi and its people.
Maia has taught herself to be cautious of one thing–the Xifarians, intergalactic nomads who hold her planet, Tansi, hostage. On Tansi, no child her age is safe. Each year they are herded into the Xifarian mining camps on the frozen moon of Ti, from which no one ever returns.
A terrible suspicion burdens Maia even more–that her mother’s treachery brought about this terrible fate on her people.
Maia yearns for a life away from the shadows of her family’s doubtful past. But everything changes when she is pulled into a world she wished had never existed. Thus begins a journey that transforms Maia’s universe forever.
Maia and the Xifarian Conspiracy is the first book in the series, a daring space adventure and a coming-of-age story. It is a riveting tale in which the young hero’s quest parallels the timeless search for friendship, knowledge, and truth.