Piper in the Night

Piper in the Night by Dave Smeds

by Dave Smeds
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-416-1

Dennis Short thought his tour of duty was over…

…but now he has stepped into another war.

Short, a Navy medical corpsman stationed in Hawaii after his ordeal in Vietnam, is looking forward to his two-week excursion to the island of Kahoolawe. He’s there as the medic for a team of forward observers whose job is to coordinate the bombing, strafing, and shelling of the island’s massive target ranges.

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Ruler of Naught

Ruler of Naught by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium – Book 2
by Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-148-1

In the revised sequel to The Phoenix in Flight, Brandon vlith-Arkad, who fled the Mandalic Palace and his old life only hours ahead of assassination, is now heir to the Panarchy. He wants only to rescue his father, the Panarch. But everyone wants a piece of him.

The Dol’jharians, who smashed the Panarchy and took his father prisoner. A Rifter pirate and her crew, who helped him escape a doomed planet—twice—and now wonder what to do about a royal prisoner with the price of ten planets on his head. And the remnants of the government of the Thousand Suns, for whom he’d at best be an inconvenience.

And that’s before things go seriously pear-shaped. The chase is on, and unexpected detours await.

Authors’ preferred edition, corrected and expanded.

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The Exordium Series:
The Phoenix in Flight
Ruler of Naught
A Prison Unsought
The Rifter’s Covenant
The Thrones of Kronos

REVIEWS:

“…jam-packed with nifty SF technologies, great space battles, fascinating alien races… and a hefty dose of humor to leaven out the characters’ angst… an exuberant, sweeping space opera complete with great action and characters… ”

—Courtney Schafer, author of Whitefire Crossing

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The Phoenix in Flight

The Phoenix in Flight by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium – Book 1
by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge
$3.95
(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-059-0

Smith and Trowbridge describe the flavor of their five-book space opera Exordium as a cross between Star Wars and Dangerous Liaisons with a touch of the Three Stooges. With its fast-moving blend of humor and horror, of high-tech skiffy and the deep places of the human heart, The Phoenix in Flight launches the reader into a complex, multi-layered universe as Brandon nyr-Arkad, dissolute youngest son of the ruler of the Thousand Suns, abandons the life of Service planned for him and flees into the lawless Rift.

Only slowly does he discover that the world he rejected now lies in smoking ruins as the ritual vengeance of Jerrode Eusabian against Brandon’s father, twenty years in preparation, culminates in an explosion of interstellar violence. With both his brothers dead and his father the Panarch imprisoned, Brandon becomes the Panarchy’s last hope.

The series has been corrected and revised for this edition.

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The Exordium Series:
The Phoenix in Flight
Ruler of Naught
A Prison Unsought
The Rifter’s Covenant
The Thrones of Kronos

REVIEWS:

“…jam-packed with nifty SF technologies, great space battles, fascinating alien races… and a hefty dose of humor to leaven out the characters’ angst… an exuberant, sweeping space opera complete with great action and characters…”

—Courtney Schafer, author of Whitefire Crossing

 

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