Since completing Battle Group Avalon I’ve been working on a new project to help clear my mind a bit before returning to Starship’s Mage for book four in that series. This is the one that’s been labelled as ‘Mystery Project #1’ on this site so far (there are, for the curious, now four Mystery Projects.) and, since its now exactly one month from release, I figure it’s time to unveil the mystery!
The Terran Privateer (Book One of the Duchy of Terra) is an epic space opera in the vein of David Weber’s Dahak, with a little bit less focus on hard physics and numbers than most of my work and a bit more focus on characters, aliens, and fancy explosions. It’s targeted for release July 1, 2016 in paperback and on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.
Earth is conquered.
Sol is lost.
One ship is tasked to free them.
One Captain to save them all.
When an alien armada destroys the United Earth Space Force and takes control of the human homeworld, newly reinstated Captain Annette Bond must take her experimental hyperspace cruiser Tornado into exile as Terra’s only interstellar privateer.
She has inferior technology, crude maps and no concept of her enemy, but the seedy underbelly of galactic society welcomes her so long as she has prizes to sell and money to spend.
But when your only allies are pirates and slavers, things are never as they seem—and if you become all that you were sworn to destroy, what are you fighting for?
(Image courtesy of NASA)