Book I of The Strider Chronicles.  In the 25th century, the human species sent a fleet of robot probes on voyages of discovery. Objective: to find another planet suitable for human habitation. Ninety years later, across the empty oceans of space, the Tau Ceti probe reported success. In the year 2531, a human expedition led by Captain Leonie Strider sets off from Jupiter orbit to claim humanity’s first colony world outside the solar system. But the progress is halted by a hyperspace portal which snatches them millions of parsecs from home and lands them in the middle of a galactic conflict. They must decide whether to stay and fight or try to rediscover the Solar System. But first, they must survive.