Thursday, February 12, 2015

Burnt Worlds: final bits & pieces

I've got the acknowledgments, dedication, and teaser all taken care of.  It's fun and exciting, and I'm looking forward to publishing Burnt Worlds.  One or two tiny things left.

For now, here's the preliminary teaser:

The commander of HMCS Borealis has a problem.  Several, actually, the most pressing of which is that he’s not even supposed to be in charge.  Something happened while testing a new jump drive, leaving he ship crippled and most of the officers dead.  Once the dust settled, Lieutenant Dillon found himself the highest-ranking person still alive.

At the far edge of the galaxy, beyond any hope of rescue, it’s up to Dillon to pull the survivors together and get the ship home.  As Dillon struggles with the unexpected burden of command, things start to go from bad to worse.

There’s the fugitive Palani priestess, who could control the minds of the crew.  There’s the mysterious ship that’s hunting them.  And there’s the desperate jump that puts them into entirely uncharted space, surrounded by star systems full of dead planets.

Dillon and the crew of the Borealis find themselves in a race against time to solve an centuries-old mystery.  Can they stop an ancient enemy from being unleashed on the galaxy?  Or are all the planets of the galaxy destined to become burnt worlds?

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