(A Hard Science Fiction Space Opera)
An alien starship arrives with a gateway to the stars and offers to protect Earth from the Immortals. A few months later, only ten people have entered the stargate, and none have returned. Lt Jade Mahelona goes next.
“A classic space adventure of clashing empires, in which humanity finds itself caught between two interstellar civilizations, one of which wants to assimilate us, and the other of which wants, literally, to have us for dinner.” —Walter Jon Williams, author of The Praxis
“Deep world-building…a fun read, packed with engaging characters and a pace that never lets up.” —Self-Publishing Review
The Latest Release (Book 2 – September 2020):
When you slay the guardian of evil, you come face-to-face with its master.
When the cyborg Umlac threatens to enslave Earth, Lt. Jade Mahelona defeats him in a hard-fought duel. Now she stands to inherit his interstellar empire.
And somewhere, Umlac’s former master—a being of such incredible power that he dominates ten thousand suns—prepares her doom.
But Umlac’s inheritance comes with a catch. Her vassals are two-ton blobs who believe that if they kill her, they win her right to rule. And on top of that, Umlac’s former master expects Jade to serve under him in Umlac’s stead.
Naturally, Jade avoids the cyborg kingdom. But Earth faces invasion by Umlac’s brothers, and terrorists destroy Earth’s only interstellar link to its allies. Earth’s only hope is for Jade to claim Umlac’s vassals and lead a counterattack through the uncharted space of the cyborg kingdom.
Spies and assassins plague Jade, and she must learn who to trust before it’s too late.
The Adventure Begins (Book 1):
An alien colony vanishes without a trace.
It’s the year 2206, and a ship from a federation of alien planets called the Entanglement is orbiting Earth with a gateway to the stars. A fleet of sadistic, Immortal cyborgs will arrive to invade Earth in six months, and humanity must join the Entanglement’s rigid caste system or face slavery to the Immortals.
Lieutenant Jade Mahelona of Solar Defense Force doesn’t want to get involved in interstellar politics. Too bad. Jade must go on a quest to find the lost alien colony on a remote planet, and if she fails, the Entanglement will abandon humanity to the ravages of the Immortals.
Jade struggles to fulfill her mission as the Immortals attack her, a mysterious hidden power stalks her, and her alien partners spurn her. Then, in the ruins of an ancient civilization, she discovers advanced technology beyond anything the Entanglement or Immortals dreamed of. There’s a chance Jade can forge a better future for humanity—if she can live so long.