Volume 2 in the Alcantaran series.Why wont the Bugs leave them alone? All Ron, Gus and Tik wanted to do was to get back to their home planets to see their families. They wouldnt mind turning a profit on some trades along the way but when people threaten their friends and trade, they have a tendency to forget trading while they take care of the problem. It seemed like every time they turned around, the Bugs or some of their allies were threatening them or their friends. Maybe hitting them really hard one time, right where it hurt, would make them change their mind. That action took them to "The Key." Now, what do they do with it? Will it become a blessing or a curse? The Alcantaran Key is the second in the Alcantaran series.