Cauldron of Fire

Blood on the Stars 5

A Deadly Fight to the Finish…

The warrior culture of the Alliance has fragmented, and comrade fights comrade, brother kills brother.  The Red Alliance forces, backed by the Union and its propaganda machine, have the advantage in numbers and position, and they are pushing forward, driving relentlessly toward the final attack, the one that will destroy their enemies.

The Gray Alliance forces are weaker, trapped in the great Sentinel-2 fortress where they’ve established their headquarters.  Their enemies have the larger fleets and armies, and control of the homeworld…but the Grays have Tyler Barron and Dauntless.

The Confederation’s celebrated captain and his famous ship have been reinforced, and the newly promoted Commodore Barron now commands a small fleet of battleships, every vessel Admiral Striker could spare to reinforce the faltering Gray forces.

One final battle is all that stands between the Red fleet and victory, and it seems the Grays have no choice but to stand on the defensive and wait for the fight they know they can’t win.  Unless they try something else, a wild gamble, a desperate plan to pull victory from the jaws of almost certain defeat.  It will take all Barron and his people can give, and put Dauntless and the ships of his task force to the test.  But it is the only way to win the victory, to prevent the Reds from a triumph that can lead only to a disastrous invasion of the Confederation, one that Barron knows he has to stop…whatever the cost.


The Black Flag

I'm glad to let you all know, The Black Flag is done at last and scheduled to be released.  For those who have been following me for a while, you will know The Black Flag is the conclusion to the Crimson Worlds Successors trilogy.  The book, for a variety of reasons,...

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One Million

Some time this month, or possibly last month (it's hard to tell since books get published in so many places), I sold my millionth book.  Thinking back to when I started five years ago, that is astonishing to me, and it still doesn't seem entirely real.  I know many...

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What I’m Working On This Week

I just sent back the edits on Rebellion's Fury, my follow up with Harper Voyager to Flames of Rebellion.  I tend to write fairly long series, but I took a break from that here.  The Rebellion series is just the two books, so the new book, out this April, will close...

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Rebellion’s Fury Available for Preorder

Rebellion's Fury is the sequel to Flames of Rebellion, and Harper Voyager has just put it up for preorder.  The preorder is available on all retailers, and the book will be released in April, 2018.  As always, even if you preorder, you won't be charged for the book...

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A few people have reminded me that Dauntless, the tentative name for the sixth Blood on the Stars book, is also the title of the start of Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet series. I've read many of the Lost Fleet books, and enjoyed them, but I hadn't really thought about it...

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What’s in Store for 2018?

I've got a lot going on in 2018, and of course, planning out an entire year leaves a lot of room for changes, but here is what I've got in mind right now. First, Blood on the Stars will continue, with book 6 out in January and book 7 sometime during the first half of...

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