Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Shadow of Empire Released Today

Shadow of Empire, the first book of my new Far Stars trilogy, is available today in both ebook format (at all retailers) and in bookstores too.  The Far Stars is an epic space opera, with pirates, smugglers, heroes, villains...even an evil empire. 

Shadow of Empire is my first book with Harper Voyager, and I would be sorely remiss if I didn't give them a shout out here.  I truly enjoyed working with everyone on my team there, and I don't think the Far Stars books would be what they are without all their input and hard work.  And I think this trilogy is the best thing I've written (yet).

Voyager worked with me on something else I wanted to do too.  I know you all hate waiting for the next book in a series, so we've arranged to make the trilogy available through monthly releases.  So, if you like Shadow of Empire, you'll be able to get book two, Enemy in the Dark, on December 1.  And the finale, Funeral Games, on January 19.  No long waits, no uncertain release dates.

Lastly, Shadow of Empire is out now not only in print and ebook, but also in audio (downloadable and CD both available).  So, for you audio fans out there, no waiting to get the book in your chosen format.

As always, feel free to let me know what you think.  I always reply to emails you send me (and many of you still seem surprised when I do!).

Shadow of Empire at Amazon
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Shadow of Empire at Apple
Shadow of Empire at Kobo

Also available in your local bookstore.

Shadow of Empire



The first installment in the Far Star series, a swashbuckling space saga that introduces the daring pirate Blackhawk and the loyal crew of the Wolf’s Claw, from the author of the bestselling Crimson Worlds epic.

Smuggler and mercenary Arkarin Blackhawk and the crew of the ship Wolf’s Claw are freelance adventurers who live on the fringe of human society in the Far Stars, a remote cluster of inhabited worlds on the edge of known space…and the only place humanity lives outside the reach of the brutal empire that rules the rest of mankind.  A veteran fighter as deadly with a blade as he is with a gun, Blackhawk is a man haunted by a dark past. Even his cynicism cannot banish the guilt and pain that threaten his very sanity.

Sent to rescue the kidnapped daughter of his longtime friend Marshal Augustin Lucerne, Blackhawk and his crew find themselves drawn into one deadly fight after another. When the Wolf’s Claw is damaged, they are forced to land on a remote planet ravaged by civil war. Pulled unwillingly into the conflict, they uncover disturbing information about secret imperial involvement that could upset Lucerne’s plans for the Far Stars.

For the Marshal is determined to forge a Far Stars Confederation powerful enough to eliminate all imperial influence and threats in the sector. He needs a skilled warrior like Blackhawk on his side, but the mercenary, plagued by dark memories from the past, refuses to join the cause. All too soon, though, he and his crew will have to take a stand.