It's AD 2439.
Human nations have been thrown into competition for the resources of nearby star systems.
The Russian Star Federation decides to make a move for one of humanity's most important colonies.
Returning home after a training exercise, Captain Jonathan Somerville and his ship, HMS Achilles, stumble into the middle of the warzone. Stranded behind enemy lines, the crew of Achilles must fight their way through occupied territory if they are to link up with coalition forces and help turn back the invaders.
Stand into Danger is a military science-fiction novella and introduction to the Empire Rising military sci-fi series.