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prospector's run

Prospector's Run

what people are saying

5/5

“Engaging characters and a fast moving plot make this a great read. Can’t wait for the next installment!”

“I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun page-turner from beginning to end. The world creation is solid and Bates wields the futuristic technologies with confidence!”

about the book

Holtz Mitsumi is desperate.

Massive riches in the form of forgotten tech lie hidden in the ruins of the First Stellar Civilization’s dead, shattered worlds. For a prospector with luck and the right coordinates, they are ripe for the taking. Holtz Mitsumi thought he had both. He was wrong.

In the course of his failed expedition, Mitsumi stumbled on a mysterious alien artifact that invaded his mind and compelled him on a journey to find its origin. Now, Mitsumi frantically needs to get back to the stars. Unfortunately, Mitsumi is broke and in debt to his backers. Mounting an expedition to find the object’s origin is impossible.

Blocked at every turn from finding another job in space, Mitsumi faces the prospect of having to give up his dream. Then an enigmatic stranger corners Mitsumi claiming to have solid leads to fabulous lost tech and offers to let Mitsumi captain a prospecting run, in exchange for a share of the voyage profits. Mitsumi now recognizes the story for what it is—a tired fairy tale repeated thousands of times a day in bars across the Ten Worlds and his offer isn’t worth an empty oxygen tank to a vacuum stranded floater. Mitsumi had fallen for such a story once; he wouldn’t again.

But when the stranger unknowingly shows Mitsumi an obscure connection to his alien object, Mitsumi agrees to captain the voyage. After scraping together a crew, Mitsumi embarks on one last run to finance his search. But the crew has secrets, some of them deadly. Before he knows it, Mitsumi picks up the perfect accessory for a struggling prospector—an implacable foe. Chased across the galaxy, Mitsumi wrestles with his unruly crew in an impossible bid to survive and find his treasure’s secret.

dawn's reach

what people are saying

5/5

“Great sequel… Loved the way it sets up the third book.”

“Have been looking for some good stuff to read during all this craziness . The plot was unique and new to me. I really enjoyed it am anxiously awaited the final book in this series.”

about the book

Like every other human on Dawn, Genia Calliot thought they were alone in the universe, well, except for the Swarm.

Three thousand years ago the Swarm left five hundred survivors in the stone-age. But in all the long years as humanity clawed its way back from the brink of extinction, the Swarm never reappeared—until now. When a mysterious interstellar visitor lands in Dawn’s system, the shockwaves reverberate throughout known space.

prospector's choice

what people are saying

5/5

about the book

What would you sacrifice for omnipotence?

On the trail of ultimate power, Holtz Mitsumi and Genia Calliot run a gauntlet of danger and deception only to discover a truth that might destroy the entire human race.

crossing the border

what people are saying

5/5

“I loved the story. The character development is deep enough but not distracting. The descriptions of scenes and flow were almost palpable. “
“I found this very exciting – a real page-turner.”

about the book

Peter Gillen has blood on his hands. Literally.

Horrified at what he has done and terrified of the consequences, Peter must flee. But where? In an alternate 2057, violence in the U.S. is an all-consuming cancer. Nowhere is safe. Well, almost nowhere. The Lost Land is a possibility, but not an attractive one. In the end, though, he has no choice.

Rose Horne is drawn to the Lost Land, but is reluctant to leave her family and her new love. Ultimately, Rose is compelled to depart for the Lost Land and abandon her love, but a shocking act of violence frightens her family into escaping with her.

Now, hunted by killers and unknowingly thrust in the middle of an international nuclear conspiracy to destroy the Lost Land, Peter and Rose must fight off demons within and without if they are to survive crossing the border and save the Lost Land from annihilation.