Thursday, January 21, 2016

Funeral Games Released

Funeral Games Now Available

The stunning finale to the Far Stars series is now available at all retailers.

Funeral Games at Amazon (Kindle, print, audio)
Funeral Games at Barnes & Noble (Nook, print)
Funeral Games at iBooks
Funeral Games at Kobo

The Far Stars stands on the edge of a precipice.  The forces of Governor Vos have surged forth, conquering worlds and imposing the emperor’s brutal rule over millions.  Only one thing stands in the way of total victory…Marshal Augustin Lucerne and his newly created Confederation.  But Vos has a simple plan to crush the Confederation: assassinate the marshal, and manipulate his generals to fight over his legacy, destroying each other in the process.

But another threat lurks.  Arkarin Blackhawk.  The smuggler and mercenary has been the marshal’s ally, working in the shadows and unraveling Vos’ plans.  The governor can only hope the mysterious adventurer continues to resist a formal position in the Confederation.

Or he can have Blackhawk assassinated too.

Because with Blackhawk succeeding Lucerne, the black and gold imperial flags will be stained red with blood. His is a dark and dangerous past, and he is a man capable of things the honorable Lucerne could never imagine.  If he is put at the helm of the Confederation armies, the brutal imperial general he had once been may rise again.

The Far Stars are facing the final battle. The Imperials seem unstoppable. But if Blackhawk somehow survives--and can come to grips with the horror deep within him—he just might be able to save the Far Stars from the iron hand of empire.

Shadow of Empire
Far Stars Book One

If you haven't read the Far Stars yet, now is the time.  The trilogy is complete, with all volumes available, and the whole adventure begins with book one, Shadow of Empire.  Now just $5.99!

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

The first installment in the Far Star series, Shadow of Empire is 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…

The Far Stars.  The farthest reaches of human habitation in the galaxy, a sector of a hundred occupied worlds and a dangerous expanse full of pirates, mercenaries, and cutthroats.  The sector is a rough and rugged frontier, lying beyond the darkness of the great Void, and the only place in all the vastness of space where men live free of the brutal empire that rules the rest of mankind.

Arkarin Blackhawk.  A mercenary, a smuggler, an adventurer…a genetically-engineered warrior with a dark and mysterious past, one that has followed him for twenty years, that threatens his very sanity.  Blackhawk and his fiercely loyal crew, a band of misfits and adventurers almost as capable as their grim commander, are known throughout the darkest corners of the Far Stars, for their reliability to their employers…and for the terrifying violence they can unleash against those who cross them.

The Wolf’s Claw.  A battered, nearly ancient free trader, long past its glory days.  Or so it would appear on cursory inspection.  But there is more to Blackhawk’s ship than meets the eye, and below its dented hull, behind the peeling and fading paint is a vessel equipped with the very best equipment, military-grade engines and reactors…and a deadly suite of well-used weapons.

Marshal Augustin Lucerne.  An honorable man, and one of the few people to win Blackhawk’s unreserved respect and loyalty, Lucerne is a warrior struggling to gain control of Celtiboria, the largest world in the Far Stars.  It is a planet torn by three centuries of battle and strife, an endless conflict that has seen its warlords fight each other relentlessly for power.  Lucerne plans no less than to crush the warlords and reunite this great world…and then the Far Stars themselves, creating a Confederation strong enough resist the empire’s domination forever.

When Lucerne’s daughter Astra is kidnapped by a mysterious enemy, Blackhawk and his people are sent to find her…and they find themselves plunged into a series of deadly battles, desperate chases, and finally to a world on the edge of the sector where, in the middle of a brutal and deadly civil war they discover a terrible secret.  The empire is already in the Far Stars…

Enemy in the Dark
Far Stars Book Two

Book two of the Far Stars trilogy follows the adventures of Blackhawk and the crew of the Wolf's Claw as they are dragged deeper into the war and intrigue of the Far Stars.  Now just $5.99!

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Successfully completing their mission to rescue Marshal Augustin Lucerne’s daughter, Astra, the crew of the Wolf’s Claw are enjoying some well-deserved rest—all, that is, except Blackhawk. The space gun for hire cannot escape Lucerne’s relentless pleas for help against growing imperial control in the Far Stars. Blackhawk deeply respects his friend, but he fears the power Lucerne offers will lead him back to his dark old ways.

His resistance crumbles, however, when Lucerne presents evidence that the imperial governor has been manipulating conflicts throughout the Far Stars. Convinced of the deadly danger of imperial domination, Blackhawk and his crew board the Wolf’s Claw once more and set out to gather intelligence on the Empire’s movements—the proof Lucerne needs to unite the fractured and feuding worlds of the Far Stars into single power bloc capable of resisting imperial aggression.

But Blackhawk discovers more than he expected, that the imperial governor’s machinations are far reaching—and threaten the independence of every world this side of the Void.  A man running from a dark past who answers only to himself, Blackhawk begins to realize he can no longer remain on the sidelines while the Far Stars sector fights for its freedom

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