Battle-weary after a desperate fight to save Earth from the Drasin alien onslaught, Confederation Captain Eric Weston is tasked with a perilous new mission. He and the crew of the Odysseus must hunt down those who unleashed the hellish attack on his homeworld and that of Earth's Priminae allies.
"The story was fine but the narration didn't fit."
The coup that won traitor General Corian the Scourwind throne has been overturned, but his ongoing rebellion has left the empire divided. Lydia's birthright regained, she adjusts to her role as empress at war, while Brennan begins training as an elite Cadreman soldier. With tensions rising between the empire and the Alliance, this momentary lull seems to portend a gathering storm...
"Evan Currie cranks it up a notch"
On her epic maiden voyage, the NAC spacecraft Odyssey introduced Earth to the wonders of an untouched universe - and the unimagined horrors lurking in the black. Now the Odyssey’s second voyage will carry Captain Eric Weston and his crew back to a familiar battlefield, to face an enemy unlike any they have ever known. For on war-torn Ranquil, homeworld of Earth’s newest ally, the Priminae, the invading Drasin are but foot soldiers for a powerful unseen force. Unmasking the mysterious puppet masters means defying orders and venturing into deep space.
War comes home to the Sol system when the Drasin track a human ship back to Earth, with devastating consequences. Facing massive force of invading alien ships wielding terrible power, the crew of the NAC spacecraft, their allies, and the people of Earth must mount a desperate effort to stop them. Doomed from the start, but with nowhere to retreat, Captain Eric Weston commits his ship to the defense of the human race even as the human outposts in Sol system fall one by one before the unrelenting Drasin onslaught.
"Satisfying End to an ARC - Ready for Book 4!"
The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth's greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey's sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges from the rubble, impossibly alive thanks to the mysterious "Gaia", he knows with the Drasin it's kill or be killed.
"Not what I was expecting!"
Captain Eric Weston and his crew encounter horrors, wonders, monsters, and people; all of which will test their resolve, challenge their abilities, and put in sharp relief what is necessary to be a hero. A first-rate military-science-fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Into the Black: Odyssey One is a riveting, exhilarating adventure with vivid details, rich mythology, and relentless pacing.
"Great, Solid Military SciFi / Evolving Space Opera"
The Scourwind family legacy brought the empire to the height of its power and prosperity and defended it against all enemies. Now one man's machinations aim to shift the balance of power - with violent and devastating consequences.
"I loved the world building"
Earth's survivors face devastating new challenges in the wake of recovering from an alien conflict. Battered and mourning tremendous losses, the once fractious peoples of enemy nations must work together to rebuild their shattered world - and prevent the possibility of their attackers' return. What they don't know is that a new, deadlier enemy unlike anything they've ever faced will usher in the dawn of another war.
"A whole new adventure in the Odyssey One universe"
The war that began on Hayden's World years ago has blossomed into a brawl across the stars, and yet that single and otherwise largely unimportant colony continues to be a central point in the conflagration. Human forces have pushed outward, now taking enemy worlds in response to the attacks on their own, but they don't have the numbers or the power to hold what they take. Now the alien Alliance shows a sliver of its true power, and the war for domination of the skies over Hayden burns brightly once more.
"Earth is finally taking this seriously"
The Hayden War has ended, and now SOLCOM and the Alliance are face to face in talks, but neither side has the slightest idea what happened in the ultimate battle of the war. Amid political jockeying and diplomatic gamesmanship, Captain Sorilla Aida has been given an assignment: Find a weakness to exploit, buy SOLCOM time to learn just what the hell happened to Valkyrie, and make sure that the Alliance isn't prepared to risk another conflict in the open.
"Aida - Diplomat by other means"
When the Colony on Hayden's world went black, a team was sent to investigate. It was supposed to be a training mission: skip in, find out the Casimir Transmitter had gone dead, report back and wait for resupply from the Fleet. By the time the only surviving member of the team made landfall, it was spectacularly clear that this wasn't a training mission.
"Not the best, but better than many on audible"
Newly minted Lieutenant Sorilla Aida has a new mission and new allies, gear, and support, as she is tasked with a job that could ensure that the human race stands a chance of reaching a technical parity with the mysterious alien alliance. Humans and SOLCOM are not the only ones making moves, however, and the alliance has brought up their varsity to end the little side war before it gets out of hand. Are they really interested in humanity or human worlds, however, or is something more at play?
"Titans on the move"
The war may be over, but the fighting continues as SOLCOM learns of an excursion by the Ross'El against an unaffiliated prespace civilization in the no man's land between Earth and the Alien Alliance. With always more questions than answers, SOLCOM dispatches a ship to quietly survey the situation and determine what, if any, course of action is best. Captain Sorilla Aida and her team are the ground element assigned to the task.
"Aida goes back to her roots"
Two years after the initial invasion of Hayden's World, the newly reinforced Hayden Militia is in a state of stalemate with the remaining enemy forces, but neither side is content to leave things at that. The alien alliance has dispatched their varsity to clean up the resistance on Hayden while the USF has officially activated Task Force V, the latest and most advanced combat ships built by humans. In the end there are some things you decide in the skies, but some can be settled only in the mud.
"Found gold among the chaff!"
It’s been ten years since a mysterious, horrific incident in the South China Sea annihilated a US Navy destroyer and its Navy SEAL team. Only one man survived. Now, the US Navy is determined to put a stop to the new, frightening incidents taking place with alarming frequency. Enter SEAL Team 13, an elite group of soldiers led by sole survivor Harold “Hawk” Masters. Everyone on the team has survived contact with supernatural forces from “the other side.”
"This Quickly Turned into My Favorite Book in Genre"
Inwazja obcych na Ziemie skapala miasta w ogniu i krwi. Niektórzy ludzie w panice rzucili sie do ucieczki, inni chwycili za bron, aby stawic czola Drasinom. "Odyseja" wypelnila swoja ostatnia misje - w atmosferze rodzimej planety siala zniszczenie wsród ladujacych dronów. I rozbila sie na Manhattanie. Dla kapitana Westona nie byl to jednak koniec zmagan. Tylko on walczyl z Drasinami w kosmosie. Tylko on tak dobrze znal wroga.
Wrogom zostaje zdradzony pilnie strzezony dotad sekret - wspólrzedne Ziemi. I tym razem to wcale nie zaloga "Odyssei" sprowadzila na Terran nieszczescie. To kapitan Sun z okretu Bloku Wschodniego, wracajac z wyprawy eksploracyjnej, nieopatrznie podaje polozenie ojczyzny. Reakcja nadzorców ze sfery Dysona jest natychmiastowa. Ku Ukladowi Slonecznemu nadciaga prawdziwa potega militarna, zlozona ze zbuntowanych dronów.
Korzystajac z najnowszej technologii, umozliwiajacej podróze miedzygwiezdne, okret badawczy "Odyseja" wyrusza w dziewiczy rejs. Lecz kosmos nie jest tak pusty, jak moze sie wydawac z perspektywy naszej planety. "Odyseja" trafia prosto w srodek konfliktu miedzy dwoma rasami. Zaloga okretu staje w obliczu smiertelnie groznego, bardzo poteznego i znakomicie wyposazonego przeciwnika. Dysponuje o wiele mniej zaawansowana technologia, lecz musi sobie radzic za pomoca tego, co posiada. Ale czy podola wyzwaniu? I jakie beda konsekwencje poczynan Ziemian? Czy odwaga, poswiecenie i ludzka inteligencja sa w stanie zniwelowac dystans cywilizacyjny?
Okret badawczy "Odyseja" powrócil z dziewiczej podrózy. Powrócil, wiozac zle nowiny oraz ambasadorów - przedstawicieli innej, chodz ludzkiej, cywilizacji kosmicznej, uwiklanej w krwawa wojne z okrutnymi obcymi. Ziemianie musza podjac decyzje, czy angazowac sie w walke, podejmowac ryzyko, czy tez schowac glowe w piasek i udawac, ze odlegly konflikt nie dotyczy Ukladu Slonecznego.
W swiecie bestsellerowej serii "Odessey One" rozgrywaja sie nowe przygody. Po inwazji Drasinów Ziemia staje w obliczu kolejnego przerazajacego wyzwania. Ludzie, dotychczas podzieleni na wrogie nacje, musza wspólpracowac, aby odbudowac swój zniszczony swiat i przygotowac sie na mozliwy powrót dronów. Nie wiedza jednak, ze nowy, o wiele grozniejszy wróg, inny niz wszystko, z czym ludzkosc miala dotychczas do czynienia, szykuje sie juz do wojny.