A starship lost. A creator found. A frantic race to save them both. For Colonel Mitchell “Ares” Williams, there is no giving up. There is no going back. The Goliath may have fallen into enemy hands, but the war must go on. After all, he and the Riggers have what they need to locate the Creator, the man responsible for the alien threat and the key to unraveling their unstoppable attack. All they have to do is get to him before the Tetron do. It’s no easy task, but nothing about the war has ever been easy, and the Riggers still have a few tricks left up their sleeves.
A mission failed. A civilization on the edge of collapse. A dangerous alliance to save it. Colonel Mitchell “Ares” Williams has never been one to accept failure. While the outcome on Liberty is a crushing setback to his and the Rigger’s chances of salvaging the war, there’s no time to waste on regret. After all, the mission wasn’t a total loss, delivering an unexpected asset in the wake of their defeat: Liun Tio, a.k.a the Knife, a notorious warlord and enemy of the Alliance, whose deep-seated mistrust of artificial intelligence and control over what may be the largest free fleet in the galaxy have made him the most important man alive. If humanity is going to have a chance to survive the Tetron onslaught, Ares and the Knife will need to find a way to work together. But can the two factions learn to trust one another enough to bring the power of their joint forces to bear against a common enemy, or will their fragile alliance crumble beneath the weight of personal motives and divergent goals? As Mitchell and the Riggers will soon discover, the knife’s edge cuts both ways.
Conor Night, the world’s only necromancer, is starting to think that his life is finally coming together. His last job not only left him funded, but also helped him fall off the radar of the world’s two most powerful wizards. Of course, being a necromancer always has its downsides, and when he’s forced into a job that will leave the Houses on the brink of all out war, he begins to realize just how down those sides can be. He thinks he understands the rules in the world of ghosts and magic. Unfortunately for him, the rules are about to change.
My name is Landon Hamilton. I'm the only thing keeping the universe in one piece. I thought fighting angels and demons was a tough gig, but now I'd give anything to go back to the not-that-good, not-so-old days. There's a new game in town, and it's one that's threatening to destroy everything that has ever been created. Oh, and my friends and I are the only ones who can stop it. Game on.
Small-time thief and hitman Conor Night thinks having terminal cancer is his worst problem. The illegal treatments keeping him alive are expensive, and the side effects a mixed bag: Conor can raise the dead. When a low-end hit points to a high-end job, Conor is suspicious, but it’s an opportunity he can’t afford to ignore. Armed with a set of soul-sucking ancient dice, a collection of corpses, and the estranged daughter of one of the most powerful wizards on Earth, it will take all of his wit, charm, and magic to navigate the treacherous world of the dominant Houses and either finish the job, or be finished himself. He’s got ninety-nine problems, and dying is only one.
Conor Night, the world’s only surviving necromancer, is used to having bad days. After all, he’s spent the last few years as a minor pawn in the Game of Houses while keeping one foot planted firmly in the grave. But between the job offer he can’t refuse from a wizard he doesn’t trust, and the appearance of a cult bent on sending him to the afterlife, his days are about to get a whole lot worse. He’s used to the threat of death. Death making threats? That’s new.
My name is Landon Hamilton.
I'm a ghost.
I died five years ago, except I didn't get to rest in peace like most of the departed. Instead, I was tapped by Dante (yes, that Dante) in Purgatory to become his champion and save humankind from the rest of the Divine - you know, angels and demons and their mortal followers.
It seemed like a great deal at the time. I would answer my calling as a diuscrucis (a perfect balance of angel, demon, and human) by getting sent back to the mortal world, inheriting the 'magic' to bend the universe to my will, and saving humanity from devastation.
Hindsight... it sucks.
Yeah, I saved the world; but the manipulations of the Divine have left me numb, and the constant fighting is getting old. To be honest, I'm tired of the whole damn thing.
I don't eat, don't sleep, and barely feel. I've become obsessed with the vague warning from the Queen of demons, and the only thing keeping me hanging onto any shred of my humanity is the girl I've sworn to protect.
Except... now she's gone.
She was taken right out from under my nose, and I don't know by who or for what purpose. What I do know is that I'll do whatever it takes to get her back, and there isn't an angel, demon, or god that can stop me.
It's a good thing I've still got my anger.
My name is Landon Hamilton. Once upon a time I was a twenty-three year old security guard, trying to regain my life after spending a year in prison for stealing people's credit card numbers.
Now, I'm dead.
Okay, I was supposed to be dead. I got killed after all; but a funny thing happened after I had turned the mortal coil...
I met Dante Alighieri - yeah, that Dante. He told me I was special, a diuscrucis. That's what they call a perfect balance of human, demon, and angel. Apparently, I'm the only one of my kind.
I also learned that there was a war raging on Earth between Heaven and Hell, and that I was the only one who could save the human race from annihilation. Dante asked me to help, and I was naive enough to agree.
Sounds crazy, I know, but he wished me luck and sent me back to the mortal world. Oh yeah, he also gave me instructions on how to use my Divine 'magic' to bend the universe to my will. The problem is, a sexy vampire crushed them while I was crushing on her.
Now I have to somehow find my own way to stay alive in a world of angels, vampires, werewolves, demons and humans that all want to kill me before I can mess up their plans for humanity's future. If that isn't enough, I also have to find the queen of all demons and recover the Holy Grail.
It's not like it's the end of the world if I fail.
Wait. It is.
A wizard without family... A warrior without memory... A world without hope... One thousand years ago, the world was broken and reborn beneath the boot of a nameless, ageless tyrant. He erased all history of the time before, enslaving the people and hunting those with the power to unseat him. The power of magic. Eryn is such a girl. Born with the Curse, she fights to control and conceal it to protect those she loves. But when the truth is revealed, and his soldiers come, she is forced away from her home and into the company of Silas, a deadly fugitive tormented by a fractured past. Silas knows only that he is a murderer who once hunted the Cursed, and that he and his brothers butchered armies and innocents alike to keep the deep, dark secrets of the time before from ever coming to light. Secrets which could save the world. Or destroy it completely.
The fight is nearly over. His reign of darkness is reaching its end. The cure for magic has been discovered, and for Talon the truth of its source is more horrible than he could have imagined. Tormented by what he has learned and on the verge of falling from reason to madness, he leaves the Refinery more determined than ever to put an end to his tyranny once and for all. Oz has led Eryn and their companions deep into the mountains, to a place long buried beneath the stone. They have a plan to set the Empire free, but first they must find a way to escape the relentless pursuit of General Spyne and his strange and silent hunter. Battles will be fought, bonds will be broken, and his final secret will be revealed.
Landon Hamilton, the champion of humankind in the war between good and evil, had thought he'd seen the last of the demon Abaddon when he destroyed Archangel Avriel’s Box. He was wrong. Abaddon is back, summoned to our world by an old acquaintance and desperate for the freedom he was promised. Now the race is on for Landon and his motley team of angels, demons, and mortals to find a way to destroy Abaddon and put a stop to his handler's plot before humankind is laid to waste. He's outmatched and out of time. But then again, isn't he always?
Magic is a disease. Magic can be cured. He has it, they need it, or thousands more will die. In the second book of the Tears of Blood series, Silas and Eryn find themselves running out of time and with only one hope: an ancient map discovered by chance, revealing the location of a place thought only to exist in legend. The Dark. A place of nightmares. A place of death. A place of magic gone horribly wrong. A valley perpetually shrouded in thick clouds, where the very air instills the deepest fear, and monsters lurk in every crevice. It is a place none would visit by choice, but for the Silas and Eryn there is no choice. They must descend into its darkness and uncover the secrets hidden within. If they fail, Eryn and the magicians like her will die, taking all hope of a free Empire with them. They think they are searching for the cure for magic. Nothing will prepare them for what they find instead.
The promise is broken, an ancient enemy is revealed. Silas and Eryn’s journey to the Dark has changed them both, leaving Silas closer to his past, and Eryn at the precipice of a fate worse than death. Tracked by the vicious General Spyne, hunted by every soldier in the Empire, Silas is determined to find the Refinery and seize control of the cure for magic, while Eryn’s survival depends on parting ways with the man she loves and being delivered to the enemy’s gates. Relationships will be tested, secrets will be unraveled, and a dragon will fly.
A war lost. A civilization in ruins. A spark of hope among the wreckage. The war is over. The war has just begun. Major Katherine Asher of the newly founded United Earth Alliance knows nothing about the apocalyptic war of a past future. She’s scheduled to pilot the newly christened Dove, Earth’s first starship, in her maiden voyage. But when a terrorist attack leaves her wounded and hearing voices, she quickly finds herself caught up in the eternal struggle and fighting to stop a future that has no place for humankind. At the same time, a man in St. Louis decides to leave the psychiatric hospital he’s called home for the last twenty years, since the fateful night an alien starship fell to Earth…
An ancient starship discovered… An eternal enemy revealed… An impossible mission to save humankind… The Goliath has been discovered, the first of its secrets revealed. Now the race is on for Captain Mitchell Williams and his crew to return to Liberty and recover Origin’s lost memories before the enemy can complete its violent conquest. It's a mission with a near-zero chance of success. A mission that only the Riggers would be crazy enough to accept, and skilled enough to survive. A mission that will test the limits of Mitchell’s mind, body, and soul, and force him to make an impossible choice that could cost the lives of millions. This is war, and if he can’t win a battle for a single planet, how can he possibly change the outcome of a conflict that has raged beyond eternity?
Captain Mitchell "Ares" Williams is a Space Marine and the hero of the Battle for Liberty, whose Shot Heard 'Round the Universe saved the planet from a nearly unstoppable war machine. He's handsome, charismatic, and the perfect poster boy to help the military drive enlistment. Pulled from the war and thrown into the spotlight, he's as efficient at charming the media and bedding beautiful celebrities as he was at shooting down enemy starfighters.
After an assassination attempt leaves Mitchell critically wounded, he begins to suffer from strange hallucinations that carry a chilling and oddly familiar warning:
They are coming. Find the Goliath or humankind will be destroyed.
Convinced that the visions are a side-effect of his injuries, he tries to ignore them, only to learn that he may not be as crazy as he thinks. The enemy is real and closer than he imagined, and they'll do whatever it takes to prevent him from rediscovering the centuries lost starship.
Narrowly escaping capture, out of time and out of air, Mitchell lands at the mercy of the Riggers - a ragtag crew of former commandos who patrol the lawless outer reaches of the galaxy. Guided by a captain with a reputation for cold-blooded murder, they're dangerous, immoral, and possibly insane.
They may also be humanity's last hope for survival in a war that has raged beyond eternity.
In the year 2280, an alien fleet attacked the Earth. Their weapons were unstoppable, their defenses unbreakable. Our technology was inferior, our militaries overwhelmed. Only one starship escaped before civilization fell. Earth was lost. It was never forgotten. Fifty-two years have passed. A message from home has been received. The time to fight for what is ours has come. Welcome to the rebellion.
In the year 2280, an alien fleet stole our Earth. For fifty years they hunted us. For fifty years they enslaved us. For fifty years we lived in fear. Nothing lasts forever. They can try to quell us. They can try to break us. They can chase us to the ends of the Earth. They can chase us to the ends of the Universe. We’ve won our first battle. We’ve earned our first taste of hope. What was theirs will soon be ours. We are the rebellion. Our story continues…