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The Forbidden Wilds: Jingle's Escape
Saxon Andrew - 2019
However, after a thousand years, a dictator arose in the core of the galaxy and took the name Rage Kahn. He secretly built a large fleet of warships and went out to conquer the galaxy; it took more than two-hundred years to finally defeat his forces. The Rager War finally ended, but the damage was done. Vast swaths of space around the core of the galaxy were blasted back into primitive existence and the rule of law disappeared. The surviving colonies in the core built up military forces to prevent any other planet from ever attacking them in the future. To enter the area around the core was extremely dangerous and it began to be called the Forbidden Wilds. During the Rager War, the colonies that were away from the galaxy’s core and were not affected by the war worried that the war would spill out into the rest of the Milky Way. A Central Government outside the core was formed and built a giant fleet of advanced warships to make sure none of the aggressive colonies in the core could threaten them. And that was how it remained for three hundred years. Until a young woman fleeing a warrant for her arrest fled the Union for the Forbidden Wilds. What followed would have a monumental impact on the uneasy truce in the Milky Way. The Forbidden Wilds-Jingle’s Escape is the newest novel by Bestselling Author, Saxon Andrew. Jingle hoped fleeing to the Forbidden Wilds would raise her pulse rate…she got much more than she bargained. She had a knack for causing trouble but even she would have never believed she would prompt a new galactic war.
Wisdom of the Chosen: Spirit of Empire, Book Five
Lawrence White - 2017
The war enters its final phase . . . The Queen defeated the rebels, but most of them do not know it yet. Waverly’s Raiders are still fully engaged as they return one world after another to the fold. It’s time to take the war to the Chessori, but how? Where are they? The Chessori domain is as large as the Empire, and the Empire knows almost nothing about it. Ellie’s Knights will, as always, be called to give everything that they are, but this time they are called to be explorers as much as they are warriors. Again, all players will play.
An AWOL Stardrives: Fleet of Man
Mervin Miller - 2015
The location of Earth has been lost for nearly as long. Through a series of incidents a single man has stumbled upon clues to the location of this fabled world and begins a quest to find the lost Man Home. His actions trigger consequences beyond his understanding or control.
The Synchronicity War Omnibus
Dietmar Arthur Wehr - 2016
The individual books in this series have accumulated a total of over 1,800 5-star reviews. Heroic and not so heroic men and women plus their loyal Artificially Intelligent allies fight and die to prevent humanity's extermination at the hands of a shockingly xenophobic alien race. But is there something more going on here than just an irrational alien race lashing out without provocation? One man's uncontrollable, precognitive visions lead him to believe that humans and the xenophobic aliens are just pawns in a much larger conflict and the real stakes are nothing less than the future of all life in the galaxy. If he can use his visions to keep humanity alive long enough, he may be able to figure out the mystery before it's too late. This Omnibus edition also includes sample chapters of the Synchronicity War universe stand-alone novel The Retro War. You can read Part 1 of the Sync War series for free to try it out before buying this ebook. All 4 parts are also available as audiobooks from Audible.com. Genre categories: Space fleet, galactic empire, space opera, alien invasion, first contact,time travel
Paper or Plastic
Mackey Chandler - 2011
He is living in rural Sitra Falls, Oregon trying to deal with hyper-vigilance and ease back into civilian life.When an unusual looking young woman enters his favorite breakfast place he befriends her. Little does he know he'll kill for her before lunch and start an adventure that will take him around the world and off planet.When you have every sort of alphabet agency human and alien hunting for you survival is the hard part. But you might as well get rich too.
The America Falls Series: Books 4-6
Scott Medbury - 2018
No Zombies. No games. After their hurried escape from the Drake Mountain Facility, Isaac, and his group stumbled upon a farmhouse in a secluded valley. It's what they've been looking for. A place to make their home, both now and in the future.Can it be so easy though? Danger is coming and only time will tell if they have found the salvation they've been seeking or if their dreams will be crushed, leaving them to the same fate as all of those that died before them. This boxed set contains episodes 4-6 of America Falls, a compelling, action-packed series about who we are, and who we have to become in order to survive.What Amazon readers are saying: ★★★★★ "The characters are rich and believable, I was cheering, raging and crying as I read."★★★★★ "The story kind of sneaks up on you and before you know it, the afternoon is gone."★★★★★ "Compelling action! I could not stop reading this series... give me more, more, more!★★★★★ " I LOVED IT ! I couldn't skip words or chapters or paragraphs, I was afraid I would miss something!!!
Concealed in Death: by J. D. Robb -- Sidekick
BookBuddy - 2014
Robb's 38th entry in her futuristic crime detective series, charges Lieutenant Eve Dallas with unraveling the mystery surrounding the 15-year-old remains of 12 girls, found hidden behind a wall. This sidekick of Concealed in Death is your complete companion to the novel, loaded with all the information you need to understand this quick, suspense-filled read. Get a thorough look at the author's writing style and the setting. New York City in 2060 is similar to modern day, but with a heavy dose of technology to assist Eve in her work. Aided by her husband, Roarke, and accompanied by both her partner, Delia, and a new forensic anthropologist named Garnet DeWinter, Eve unravels the mystery of how these 12 girls died, and who killed them. The events of Concealed in Death hit close to home for both Eve and Roarke. Let the chapter-by-chapter synopsis and accompanying analysis walk you through the major events and their importance and meaning. This expert sidekick also explores the symbolism and themes found within the novel, including the importance of identity. Finally, book club discussion questions and responses give you plenty to debate as you sit with your friends to discuss Concealed in Death. This is a must-read bestseller, so why not get the most out of it?
A Colony of CATTs
T.S. Paul - 2016
Join Athena Lee's Crazy AI Wilson along with his robotic creations in a dozen wild and wacky Short stories.This the second collection of Tales from the Athena Lee Universe.What happens when Pirates buy a robot? Do robots need to be emancipated? Who put the Son in Wilson?
Outlander (Outlander Series, Book 1) by Diana Gabaldon -- Sidekick to the Novel
Roger Market - 2014
Now, revisit her world and discover hidden treasures with this Sidekick. Warning: This is an independent companion to Outlander, meant to enhance your experience of the novel. If you have not yet bought Outlander, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial Sidekick. They lie scattered throughout the Highlands: circles of standing stones, like miniature versions of Stonehenge. Few know their secrets, least of all Claire Randall. Until she touches a stone and finds herself flung back two hundred years in time. Torn between two times and two loves, Claire must navigate the treacherous world of eighteenth-century Scotland, by turns picturesque, gritty, and shockingly brutal. And as fate links her ever more closely with the handsome Jamie Fraser, she must decide where her loyalties—and her heart—truly belong. With this Sidekick, you’ll: • Explore themes and symbolism woven throughout the novel • Spend some more time with the characters you’ve come to know and love • Take a closer look at one of the book’s most controversial scenes • Learn what you might have missed on your first read of Outlander • Explore a possible alternate ending and imagine ideas for a prequel to the series • Get a chance to discuss the book with other readers on our Facebook forum Sidekicks are entertaining and insightful reading companions, filled with delightful commentary and thought-provoking questions. Readers have raved that they "really put you in touch with the many layers of the novel," "keep you entertained even longer," and are "perfect if you want a vivid understanding of the story." Designed to be read side by side with the novels they complement, they’ll give you even more reasons to love some of today’s best books.
Rescue on Gimhae: Stories of the Orphan Corps 1
Earl T. Roske - 2018
Comfort. Defend. There is no love lost between the Radial Marines and the Hospitaller Orphan Corps. So, when Sergeant Seavers learns a platoon of Marines will be tagging along for the drop down to the surface of Gimhae, he’s certain this will doom his chances at officer candidate training.As if that wasn’t enough for one mission, the colonists on Gimhae are acting skittish and uncharacteristically rude. Sgt Seavers isn’t used to this kind of behavior. Not from people his team of Hospitallers has come to save from the terraflu.Something’s amiss. Sgt Seavers can feel it. And it may have something to do with the smuggler ships hiding over the next hill.Rescue on Gimhae is the first book in the Stories of the Orphan Corps series. It is also a standalone story in the Hospitaller universe. There is no required sequence to the books in the Stories of the Orphan Corps series. Be the first on deck to experience the beginning of the adventures with the Orphan Corps. Buy it now!
Harry Harrison Super Pack: Deathworld; Deathworld 2; Planet of The Damned; The Stainless Steel Rat and The Misplaced Battleship; The K-Factor; The Velvet ... of the Law; Navy Day; Toy Shop
Harry Harrison - 2015
He was best known for his 'Deathworld' and 'Stainless Steel Rat' series. He was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Sideways Awards. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2004. This omnibus edition of his work includes four complete novels and six short stories. Both of his best known series, 'Deathworld' and 'The Stainless Steel Rat' are represented herein. Hours of science fiction delight await you in this five hundred page omnibus edition of some of his finest work.
The Wraith's Story
Natalie K. French - 2015
THIS BOOK CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT DANGEROUS BEAUTY... This first novella in an exciting new series will take you to a future unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The world of BRIGAND is as beautiful as it is cruel - a landscape of sharp edges and sharper characters. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes harsh, always sexy, it's a world filled with people who play power games that span multiple planets and the life of a scut can be bought for a few ounces of fresh water. Genetically modified and cybernetically augmented before she even left the womb, Subject 11 was to be one of the Mandate of St. Nicolo's most potent tools of statecraft. With her contract bid out to one of the great families of Marajo Lift, she would become a crucial wheel within the many thousands of wheels that formed the Mandate's legendary engine of intrigue. But 11 had other plans... NOTE: The cover illustration for this novella has been changed to more accurately reflect the main character. DO NOT buy it if you have already purchased The Wraith's Story. ~22,000 words
C.J. Williams - 2019
But with Enforcers in hot pursuit, Special Agent EAFY584 can only escape by crashing her stolen starship out of hyperspace into an uncharted solar system. Fortunately for her, the planet called Earth has a human population. Unfortunately for them, standard Enforcer procedure is to sterilize any planet where a spy might be hiding. WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN DISASTER IS COMING AND NOBODY CARES? To outward appearances, Effie is a typical human teenager. She claims it's part of her undercover work on another world. Whether that's true or not, the disguise works. When she tries to warn the government the world is in danger, no one takes her seriously. The only person who will listen is a lonely old cowboy and he’s already at death’s door. Maybe if she plays her cards just right, his help will be enough. HONESTY MAY NOT BE THE BEST POLICY Effie knows that the Enforcers will arrive sooner or later, so she does everything in her power to be up front with the government. She admits she's an alien, she admits she's from outer space, and tells everyone she wants to help. But who listens to a young woman about a potential alien invasion? JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE WON'T LISTEN DOESN'T MEAN THE THREAT ISN'T REAL. Effie has no choice, she must prepare for battle. She goes into the global marketplace and sells her technology, a little here, a little there. She'll get ready for the bad guys on her own. But that is just step one. Step two means taking the fight to the Enforcers' home system. After all, if you are going to stand up to a bully, you better be ready to finish the job. And if that means dragging Earth into an interplanetary war, they'll have to get used to it.