"The colonists of the planet Montana are accustomed to being ignored. Situated in the buffer zone between two rival human empires, their world is a backwater: remote, provincial, independently-minded. Even as a provisional member of the Republic of Aligned Worlds, Montana merits little consideration--until it becomes the flashpoint in an impending interstellar war"--Dust jacket flap.
Bauers, W. C. Chronicles of Promise Paen ; bk. 1.
Chronicles of Promise Paen
Chronicles of Promise Paen ; bk. 1
Life on other planets -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Space warfare -- Fiction.
Women marines -- Fiction.