military space opera
At the edge of the universe lies the Divide. Veteran war hero Adequin Rake commands a dreadnaught-turned-watchtower stationed along the invisible boundary. Adequin never thought her decorated career would be rewarded with the opportunity to babysit delinquent soldiers billions of lightyears from civilization. But, here she is.
An even more tiresome challenge presents itself in the form of exiled prince Cavalon Mercer. Forced to enlist after a “familial disagreement” (which may have involved explosives), the disowned royal wants nothing more than to lie low and go unnoticed. But relentless snark and a complete lack of self-preservation instincts quickly land him in the crosshairs of anti-royalist soldiers.
Then the universe starts to collapse.
Stranded without access to faster-than-light travel or functioning comms, this motley crew must find a way to escape the Divide as it closes in on them and — if possible — stop it before the universe collapses completely.
After her ninety-sixth death, Sergeant Adriene Valero considers herself fortunate when she’s recruited out of her high-mortality rate regiment into a special forces unit renowned for their ability to keep their soldiers alive. She feels even luckier when she’s outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including a neural implant allowing her to directly interface with her hardsuit and weaponry via a virtual intelligence.
But when her implant starts acting more and more sentient, Adriene becomes worried it’s malfunctioning. She seeks out the man who invented the technology: Major Julen West. The major convinces Adriene to aid him in an unsanctioned mission in exchange for something she’s wanted for years: a way to stop her endless reincarnations and achieve permanent death.
But when the truth behind her recruitment and West’s true intentions are revealed, Adriene must decide between regaining her mortality, or putting a stop to West’s mad crusade.
A sci-fi retelling of The Phantom of the Opera.
FALLOUT meets FIGHT CLUB in this near-future, post-apocalyptic tale set in urban Chicago. After a deadly virus eliminates most of the population, a former school teacher and her Navy SEAL brother fend off hostile factions while struggling to maintain their sanity as their minds are overrun by other people’s memories.