The Maxwell Saga

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 208 ratings

Take the Star Road Publisher's Summary

Nineteen-year-old Steve Maxwell just wants to get his feet on the star road to find a better homeworld. By facing down Lotus Tong thugs, he earns an opportunity to become an apprentice on a merchant spaceship, leaving the corruption and crime of Earth behind. Sure, he needs to prove himself to an older, tight-knit crew, but how bad can it be if he keeps his head down and the decks clean?

He never counted on the interstellar trade routes having their own problems, from local wars to plagues of pirates - and the jade in his luggage is hotter than a neutron star. Steve's left a world of troubles behind, only to find a galaxy of them ahead....

©2013 Peter Grant (P)2017 Peter Grant
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  • Book 1

    • Take the Star Road

    • The Maxwell Saga, Book 1
    • By: Peter Grant
    • Narrated by: Bob Allen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    Nineteen-year-old Steve Maxwell just wants to get his feet on the star road to find a better homeworld. By facing down Lotus Tong thugs, he earns an opportunity to become an apprentice on a merchant spaceship, leaving the corruption and crime of Earth behind. Sure, he needs to prove himself to an older, tight-knit crew, but how bad can it be if he keeps his head down and the decks clean?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heading Out Into Space And Freedom

    • By Sam on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Ride the Rising Tide

    • Maxwell Saga, Book 2
    • By: Peter Grant
    • Narrated by: Bob Allen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Trapped in the Dragon Tong's search for a lost legend, Steve Maxwell finds a way out by enlisting in the Lancastrian Commonwealth Fleet. If he survives long enough to earn a commission, he'll be able to hunt down the pirates who killed his mentor. To get there, he'll have to slog through rain-swollen swamps, dodge incoming fire on a 'peacekeeping' mission, and face down a gang of angry smugglers. Even far away from enemies, a mistake can turn a spaceship into a deathtrap.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Libertarians will especially like this series.

    • By Roy Poston on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Adapt and Overcome

    • The Maxwell Saga, Book 3
    • By: Peter Grant
    • Narrated by: Bob Allen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Assigned to investigate a deadly accident, Lieutenant Steve Maxwell uncovers corruption and criminal collusion reaching far above his pay grade. To save his career he's dispatched to a distant planet to help upgrade its defense forces, in the company of an old friend and some of the most experienced Marines Steve's ever met; plus one of the most distracting. Trouble is, the planet's antiquated defenses make its new-found wealth a very tempting target and there are those planning to take full advantage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series!

    • By dstars2797 on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Stand Against the Storm

    • The Maxwell Saga, Book 4
    • By: Peter Grant
    • Narrated by: Bob Allen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    An emergency recall to his ship short-circuits Senior Lieutenant Steve Maxwell's plan to get rid of a long-standing personal burden. Instead, he finds himself dumped into a war zone on a peacekeeping mission hundreds of light years away. He doesn't have enough people, equipment, or information. Left in the dark, he has to rely on uncertain allies with their own agenda. Even worse, it's not the Fleet's war, so he's not allowed to shoot back - much less shoot first. Neither side is observing civilized rules of engagement. The bodies are piling up.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Stoke the Flames Higher

    • The Maxwell Saga Book 5
    • By: Peter Grant
    • Narrated by: Bob Allen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Two planets, torn apart by the same fanatics - and Lancastrian forces are caught in the middle! Major Brooks Shelby must keep the peace, on a world where radical terrorists want submission or death. Lieutenant-commander Steve Maxwell must trace the source of their fighters and funding, deal with diplomats, and fend off a nosy journalist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why skip books 3 and 4

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-07-17

    Regular price: $24.95