By: Brandon Sanderson
Trapped on a foreign planet, the last remains of the human race are stuck fighting alien’s intent on exterminating them. A teenage girl longs to fly and join the battle for survival but her deserter father's legacy stands in the way of her attending flight school. Later discovering a find of advanced tech in an ancient cavern long abandoned to the elements she might've found a way to reach her goal. Ridiculed by everyone who knows who she is she doesn't give up on her dream and finally in one of the biggest assaults the aliens put on she finally gains the respect of all and gleans some of the long forgotten secrets of humanity.