Crystal Horizon, a short prequel to the books of the Crystal Series, is a mini-adventure that provides a sampler for new readers and a fun diversion for fans. Set five years before the time of the first full-length book, Crystal Deception, it tells the backstory of Sid and Cheryl, two of the main characters in the series.
In Deception, Cheryl is introduced as the captain of a Fleet space cruiser and Sid as a covert warrior for the Defense Specialists Agency. Along the way we learn that these dauntless heroes have a shared history and, in particular, a romantic connection that somehow went awry. In this Horizon short, we join Sid and Cheryl on the day they first meet and we live that shared history with them.