Friday, January 15, 2016

Shadow of Empire Now $5.99

Shadow of Empire Now $5.99

I am pleased to announce that books one and two of the Far Stars series have had their prices reduced to $5.99.  Harper Voyager has responded to my request for lower pricing, more in line with my other books.

The Far Stars is a new universe, one in which I will be writing many additional books beyond this trilogy.  So I am thrilled that the publisher has reset the price closer to my usual levels. If you've been considering reading Shadow of Empire, but you have not purchased because of the price, you may want to take a second look. 

If you decide to try the Far Stars series, I hope you enjoy it.  I had a great time writing it, and my editor and the rest of the staff at Voyager were awesome to work with.

Shadow of Empire at Amazon
Shadow of Empire at Barnes & Noble
Shadow of Empire at Apple
Shadow of Empire at Kobo

Enemy in the Dark at Amazon
Enemy in the Dark at Barnes and Noble
Enemy in the Dark at Apple
Enemy in the Dark 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 of space 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, 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 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 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 unite Celtiboria, the largest world in the Far Stars, and a planet torn by three centuries of battle and strife as its warlords fight each other for power.  Lucerne plans no less than to unite 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, 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 deadly civil war they discover a terrible secret.  The empire is already in the Far Stars…

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