Empires at War
Humanity's worst nightmare has again come out of the Dark. Can a human race in turmoil survive?
It's a Fight to the Finish as Two Interstellar Empires go Toe to Toe.
When the human race faces extermination at the hands of an expanding species the last survivors travel a thousand years to reestablish the race ten thousand light years away. It is now a thousand years after the birth of the New Terran Empire. The race has aggressively expanded during that time, with a fleet that has never lost a war against an alien species. But the signs are there, the old enemy is back, and the Fleet will face its greatest challenge in a foe fifty times their size.
Science fiction in the tradition of Anderson and Weber, where the physics of normal and hyperspace dictate the strategy and tactics. Enormous fleets battle across the immensity of space with advanced technologies. Can the proud human Fleet hold off the tide of an advancing enemy, rallying allies and deploying new tech? Or will the conquerors achieve what they could not two thousand years before, and end the existence of the upstarts.
They are our worst Nightmare. Unfortunately, they do not go away when we open our eyes.
The Battle continues as two immense Empires fo Toe to Toe, the fate of both species on the line.
The Saga Continues as the Ca'cadasan menace prepares to assault the New Terran Empire. A menace humankind fled across the Galaxy two thousand years before.
Humankind has grown complacent, confident in the victories their fleet has won for them through the last thousand years over numerous alien races. But the Ca'cadasan Empire has continued to grow, and now the massive Imperialistic power has found the hated humans. The Emperor knew this was going to happen, but most of Parliament ignored his strident call. And the Prince Sean Lee Ogden Romanov, third in line for the throne, finds himself placed into a position he had never thought would come his way. The fate of the Empire may rest on the abilities of one young man, and his skills at navigating the maze of Imperial politics amidst a war of extermination. Book two of the popular Exodus Series.
In the tradition of Poul Anderson and David Weber.
They're Back, and They want to End us.
The Ca'cadasan Empire is at the gates, and they mean to destroy the human race. But we will not go quietly into the night.
The saga continues, as Sean Ogden Lee Romanov finds himself the uncrowned leader of the New Terran Empire. After two thousand years the old enemy has found them, but the humans are no longer the technologically inferior species they once were. A thousand years of Empire has forged a mighty military that has never lost a war. The Ca'cadasans are still slightly ahead in tech, are much larger, and have never failed in a conquest. There is dissension within as Parliament wants to put their own man in charge, and Sean is woefully unprepared for the task that awaits him. Time is running out, and if the Empire and the species are to survive the new man must be installed and humanity must rally behind him. New technologies are on the horizon, the technologies on which the course of the war could turn, for better or worse. War rages across the stars on a Galactic scale. The third book of a series that will span over a century of time and tens of thousands of light years of space. Grand Science Fiction in the legacy of Weber and Ringo. Action packed science fiction on a grand scale.
Exodus: Empires at War was my first breakthrough series. Coming out in 2012, Book 1 was my first effort that sold over a hundred books a day, and for a period of almost three months. That book went on to sell over 26,000 copies, while almost 5K were given away in a promotion in 2013. Book 2 sold over 22K, while book 3 went on to become my first number 1 ranked genre fiction novel in the UK, while hitting number 2 in the US. Books 4, 5, 6, and 7 all hit number one in the UK while reaching top five in the US. A sweeping series about an interstellar war of extermination, covering thousands of light years, billions of stars, tens of thousand of inhabited planets, changing the lives of trillions of intelligent beings. Fleets of hundreds of thousands of ships battling it out in hyper and the systems that are vital to the war. Technology evolves, and the tactics along with it. The series is at least sixty percent action, and what I recommend for people wanting to start out reading my work.
The Saga Continues, as an Emperor is seated and the threat from the Ca'cadasan Empire grows.
Sean is back, saved from the grasp of the Ancient Enemy. And the Ancient Enemy is going full bore into the heart of all the human kingdoms.
The Ca'cadasan Empire has it out for the humans. Their Emperor had ordered the human species exterminated. But the humans got away, at least some of them, and established themselves ten thousand light years away in the Persius Arm. They were given a thousand years to establish themselves, but now the Ancient Enemy has found them, and they are still determined to wipe out over a trillion humans. Those humans are not so inferior in their tech as they were, only a couple of decades behind the Ca'cadasans. And they have the Donut, the enormous space station built around a black hole, a century in the construction. The Donut generates wormholes, the one major advantage of the humans over their enemies. There are other technologies on the horizon that the canny humans hope to gain advantage . If they can keep their Fleet together long enough in the face of a mighty foe to deploy what they hope are war winning techs. And in the capital of the New Terran Empire plots are still alive. The plots of other governments, and of humans with their own agendas. Old enemies sharpen their knives, determined to catch the humans in disarray, while new allies come in on the human side. Will it be enough? Or will humanity be forced to flee once again.
No One Is Safe During a War of Extermination. Especially the Civilians.
Rebecca Goldman was a bright and pretty child, a twelve year old with a loving family. Technology allowed them to live comfortably on the most dangerous planet in the Empire, Azure. And then the Ca'cadasans came, and it was suddenly survival of the fittest out in the wilderness. Losing everything, Rebecca has only herself to depend on in a jungle where everything is an enemy.
Cornelius Walborski just wanted to kill . After losing his wife to the aliens on Sestius, he trains to become a Ranger, the augmented warriors of the Imperial Army. He has never seen anything like Azure, but there are to hunt, and a mission to perform.
Two unlikely survivors find themselves thrust together, where the man will save the child, and save himself at the same time.,
Sean needs a victory, before Parliament returns a no confidence vote and leaves him a figurehead ruler.
The Ca'cadasans are almost through with their conquest of Sector IV, and from the there, the heart of the Empire is exposed.
The Ca'cadasans continue to roll over the New Terran Empire and the New Terran Republic. Hit and run tactics are taking a toll on the enemy, bleeding them, but not enough. Frontier worlds, developing planets, and worse, the industrial powerhouses known as Core Worlds, are falling at an alarming rate, and even the new weapons based on wormhole tech can't stop them. Risks need to be taken, everything put on the line. Sean must come up with a plan that allows him to take on and defeat the battle fleet. Only then can he buy the time Empire needs to battle the enemy on even footing, and keep the people without a plan from gaining of the Empire. Defeat could spell disaster, but so could inaction. He has even more new weapons to deploy, devices beyond imagination, and the shipyards are working to capacity. Allies are gathering, but so are regional enemies who join the cause of the enormous aliens. And a client species of the is looking to play both sides their own benefit, while the plan on a strike that will take wormhole technology away from the humans, once and for all. The Day of Battle is upon the Empire, and the history of the human species depends on the .
Sean and the Empire have fought their way out of the corner. Now it's time to strike back.
The Ca'cadasans have been hit hard, but they are not yet out of the fight.
The ambush worked, to a point. The Cacas took grievous losses, but still retain a powerful force in Imperial Space. And they have sent for the ships they had besieging the New Terran Republic to back them up. The Donut, the enormous station used to generate the wormholes that are the Empire's major technological edge, is in danger with Cacas aboard, and Imperial troops have been cut off in Fenri space. Despite the setbacks, now is not the time to let up, and the Empire plans a Counter Strike to remove the Cacas from the Empire. The plan is risky, but if it succeeds the fortunes of the war will turn. And if it fails, the Empire will be one step closer to going under.
The have been kicked out of the Empire and Republic, but New Moscow is still at risk.
Less than a billion of the original fifty billion population , and they are being turned into rations for the Conquerors.
Sean and the Alliance Fleet have ejected the Ca'cadasans from the territory of the New Terran Empire and the New Terran Republic. But the deadly aliens remain in the space of the Kingdom of New Moscow. Centuries before the people of the Czar emigrated from Republic space, setting themselves up hundreds of light years from the borders of the two larger polities. They have paid for that mistake, the rolling over them and almost obliterating their population. Now the large aliens are processing the survivors of New Moscow to feed their own forces, a genocide such as this sector of the Galaxy has never before seen.
Sean has ordered that the people of New Moscow will not go into the night. A plan has been formulated to take the planets where the prisoners are housed away from the and rescue the civilians. Plans are great, but only the Soldiers, Marines and Spacers of the Alliance can make the plan a reality. Soldiers like Samuel Baggett and Cornelius Walborski, Spacers like Bryce Suttler and Len Lenkowski. Men and women willing to put their lives on the line to save the innocent. Will their courage be enough to stop the genocide of the people of New Moscow.
The have been driven out of human space, or at least the space that the Empire knows of.
On the other side of the Ca'cadasan Empire another power against the huge aliens.
A mission has been sent to contact this other power, to find an ally against the . Three enormous exploration vessels, led by Commodore Natasha Sung, travel the thirty thousand light years to the home of this power. What they find is a shock. A power that has been fighting the for decades, a seemingly ideal partner in the war. But this power holds a dark secret, one which may sabotage the alliance before it starts. Sean is presented with a dilemma. The Empire needs this ally to survive, and the other power needs the Empire. But will he sell the soul of the Empire in order to have a chance at victory?
The Ca'cadasan are no longer knocking at the door of the Empire, which doesn't mean they have forgotten the humans who have handed them the first defeat in the history of their Empire.
The are learning from their mistakes, and are retooling their war machine in the face of their greatest opponent ever.
The Ca'cadasan Emperor is not satisfied with the state of his military, and changes will be made. New technologies are the forefront of his plans, and a major covert strike is planned against the humans. He plans for this to be the death stroke to the human Empire, the preliminary to his massive invasion, even as Sean works to defeat the coming invasion and launch a counter to take the initiative.
The Klavarta have the full attention of the on their front, and the Nation of New Earth is the target of a major offensive. This Great Admiral is smarter than most, and he has planned a trap to destroy the Klavarta fleet, rendering Sean's new allies impotent to continue the war.
And the Fenri, all but defeated, unleash a weapon of terror on the New Terran Empire. Teams of raiders have entered , mandated by their Emperor to destroy everything they come across. Liners, merchant ships, small warships, and even inhabited planets are targets, and the fleet must go on a search and destroy mission to seek out the raiders and stop them before millions fall to their weapons.
The Empire is preparing for the next Ca'cadasan onslaught. But this time they plan to bleed the to the point where they are ripe for the next counteroffensive to roll them back to their own space.
The Emperor had his own plan, one that will send the human peoples reeling
The Ca'cadasan Emperor realizes that as long as the humans have their wormhole generating station the war will be in doubt. He comes up with an audacious plan to strike at the Donut from out of the dark. The now have wormholes of their own, and while not in the same quantity as the humans, still an equalizer if used judiciously. A strike on the Donut and the Capital planet of Jewel could leave the humans paralyzed, while his fleet launches a massive offensive to recapture the New Moscow systems. And New Moscow could become the springboard into the New Terran Empire.
The alliance built by Sean is also at risk, as the Elysium and Crakista Empires reevaluate their role in the human led coalition. Sean is depending on their ships, but will they be there when he needs them the most. And on the Second Front a new offensive is going forward into Ca'cadasan space. But the new commander is not like the last, and he has plans of his own to defeat them.
The Empire is faced with a crisis, one that could take all of their gains, all of their victories, away from them. Sean could lose more than his Empire if the their way.
The New Terran Empire is still trying to recfthe Ca’cadasan strike that left over three hundred million dead and ripped the heart out of the ship production of Central Docks.
The Donut, the huge station in orbit around the Supersystem black hole, was almost destroyed in that strike, and its defenses have been strengthened considerably.
That strike didn’t do all they had wanted, but it had hurt the Empire’s war making capabilities.
The Ca’cadasans are at it again, with a two-pronged attack on the Empire. Sean has to decide, and quickly, how his fleet is to counter this move. The fleet, short of resources, could use the almost thousand ships destroyed and damaged in the enemy strike. And Sean would give his soul to get his heir, killed in the strike, back. The lure of changing time, something he learns is very possible, beckons. Despite the warning that time travel was the undoing of the Ancients who had once ruled his sector of space. But the Ancients are not extinct, and they will do whatever they can to prevent the humans from disrupting the time stream and destroying their own race. Even if it means destroying the one weapon the humans have that might win their war of extermination against the Ca’cadasan Empire. They will try to prevent the Time Strike with their last resources, with their lives.