Roads are paved with the bones of the fallen

To edit or write? What to write? Just submitted a short story for a Fantasy anthology  being put together by Keystroke Medium. Holding my breath is probably not a good idea. The goal is to fail faster. I don’t want to spam others though, but I suppose it is time to re-evaluate my life choices, especially in regards to writing.

I do enjoy Science Fiction but I’m very skeptical any of my books could be called a success. The fantasy short story submission was my first real move toward that market. Of course I’ve submitted my story Aelfsward to BAEN and recieved a very generic “No”. I realize they get a lot of submissions and it takes months before they get around to ‘new’ manuscripts. This is not the first time and while I could keep trying to submit to Baen or other big publishers I think, if I’m honest with myself, they might be a dead end anyways. When I look at the market and the way the world is moving it looks like they are still struggling for relevance. With all the brick and mortar book stores closing down and sinking, Amazon appears to be the future, if not Amazon, then other e-book providers. There are more than a few. Of course it is much easier to get lost in the depths of the e-book sea since it is so vast and anybody can publish but then it is also about freedom.

A publisher dictates what books you will read and how much you will pay and where you can find them. They ignore thousands of books in the hopes the book they select will be a money maker for them. The publisher dictates. With self publishing and e-books the market dictates. You are at the whim of the market instead of some fickle editor who might be having a bad day, or just isn’t in the mood for a story like yours that day.

So.  Should I continue to work on my fantasy series, my new Science Fiction series, or one of my other non-fiction projects (Airsoft or Writing Military SF)?

Either way. Back to the drawing board. Got to keep my head up and keep putting one foot in front of the other. That is all we can do sometimes.

Roads are paved with the bones of the fallen.

LRS Huntress

I have sort of finished book #1  (LRS Huntress: Spartan Trials). However, I’m just not happy with the way it turned out. I love the premise (Battle Star Galactica meets Starship Troopers meets Ender’s Game), the technology is awesome, BUT the problem revolves around the characters. They are people only in my head. I think the story is about the tech and the world, not the people and that is probably a major flaw. So. . . I’ve re-evaluated and realized I should probably expand to several books and make them more character centric, which means rewriting many sections.
Of course I didn’t realize this until knee deep in book #2 (now book #4) when I realized the characters had no depth because I was spending time there.  Now I have had to go back, delve into the life of the characters, generate more interpersonal conflict and make them more than two dimensional beings.
Of course I might merge Books #2 and #3 but we shall see.  There is a lot I glossed over.
 
In book #1 (Spartan Trials) the main characters, antagonists and premise is introduced. The Leonis Republic Marines conduct their first raid into Union of Enlightenment space.  Commando Spear’s first mission is something of a let down for the nephew of one of the most famous Marines from the Han War, meanwhile his rival is selected for a prestigious rescue mission.
However, during Spear’s mission he discovers the UE’s have encountered an alien race that the Leonis Republic doesn’t know about.
Now Spears must prove himself and the only way to do that is a series of training missions, the Spartan Trials, a series of VR games that simulate combat against the UE, but can he do better than his rival?
Near the end of the novel they encounter the aliens and find out they are not friendly.
 

In book #2 (Charlie Company’s Last Stand) they return to the UE and start kicking in teeth to find out more on the aliens. The LRS Huntress invades UE space to try and discover more about the aliens but the Union of Enlightenment has realized the risk and consolidated the scientists and researchers moving them to their capital world and onto a prestigious military base.

The Leonis Republic Marines launch a suicidal assault into the heart of the Union of Enlightenment to discover more about these aliens, where they come from and how much the UE knows about them.

The mission is a data rape, suicide mission and a mission of vengeance.  Commando Spears is selected to lead a company during part of the operation.
 
In book #3 (Battle for New Terra) Returning to their secret base they witness a battle between the Kafas and a UE battleship group.  Armed with new knowledge they return to their secret base where they learn that the Leonis Republic has encountered the Kafas before.

With a pair of marauders dispatched to investigate a possible alien base, the LRS mission is to take the battle to the Union of Enlightenment so they launch a raid against a prominent military base on a planet being terra formed called New Terra.
Commando Spears commands a robotic tank platoon that punches through the UE lines to strike deep into the vulnerable areas of the base.
As the raid is almost over the aliens arrive and begin to massacre humans, which makes the Leonis Republic look like they are in league with the aliens. 
 
In book #4 (Union of Enlightenment) Commando Spears is selected for a top secret special mission behind enemy lines supporting a covert intelligence operation. Of course him and his rival are selected for the mission and he must learn to work with an enemy in an attempt to sway the Union of Enlightenment to focus on the hostile aliens instead of the Leonis Republic.
 

Writing Military Science Fiction: Infantry now available

I have finally pushed the button and committed to a release date.  The e-book is now available for pre-order and the printed book will not be far away.   It can be ordered at http://milsf.com/msfibook and has about 270 pages when printed. Once this is done I will begin working on the next book in the series which details space ships and star fleets.  I have already written quite a bit but more is needed and it needs to be organized.

Releasing it now is a good thing.  My other option is to spend the next ten years improving it but never releasing it.  Hopefully I will get information from readers on things I’ve missed, questions and more and I can make a Volume #2.

 

NaNoWriMo2017

 

Is here.  I’m working on book #4 of the Aelfsward/Incidental Elf series.  This book starts as the companions leave the under realms and covers their journey to Shenaren and the trials they experience.  They must keep the dragon sword away from the Dark Lord Vakar and his demonic ally Brathius.

Hunted by dragons, dark ones, blood masters and more, they must stay ahead of the legions of dark ones that are conquering everything in their path as they pour out of the Skull Mountains.

With the loss of a companion this book is a little on the dark side.  They are not winning the battle as the legions of Vakar invade the surface kingdoms, putting everyone and everything to the torch.

By the end of the book I expect the companions to reach the Mage Council and the city of Shenaren and that is likely when the real shit will hit the proverbial fan.

The cover is a work in progress and is merely a place holder while I figure out what I want long term.  Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

Aelfsward

The Incidental Elf Series begins with Incidental Elf:  Aelfsward.  It is followed by the Under Realms and then The Dragon’s Mouth..  Currently for National Novel Writer’s Month I am writing book #4:  Incidental Elf:  Fortress Basilisk.  Everything is of course a work in progress.  Edits are pending and none have been released yet.  Maybe some day.

I have the series planned out to about book #7.  It should be noted however, that I planned the book “The UnderRealms” to only be a single book, but that didn’t work out too well, so Book #7 might not be realistic.

Incidental Elf:  Aelfsward

Waking up naked on a rock in the middle of a natural pool is bad, not remembering your name or your past is even worse. The hungry looking cat the size of a bear on the shore watching you is not a comforting assurance that you bad day will end soon in a good way.

Sometimes, when a good soul is so tortured, world weary and seeking oblivion an ancient forest will take in that lost soul, love it, nurture it and heal it. Once healed these formerly broken souls become the most valiant defenders of the forest and the realms.

This is the story of Aelfsward, the incidental elf.

Book #2 is Incidental Elf:  The Under Realms

Aelfsward Book 2Pursued by a legion of dark ones and a demon with a grudge, Aelfsward leads his new companions into the Under Realms where they are reunited with some lost companions and become embroiled in the politics and wars of the Under Realms.

The undead and secret alliances seek to interfere with the companions journey.

 

 

 

 

 

Book #3 is Incidental Elf:  The Dragon’s Mouth

The Dragon's MouthWith the legions of Chakal closing in they must flee the dark elf city and escape to the underground wastelands.  With death ahead of them and an unpassable chasm in front of them the companions find new allies and new enemies.

With secret legions lying in wait to spring their ambush, the Dwarven kingdom of the Ruskan allied with dragons and the dark lord they may never see the light of day.

The cover is a work in progress.  So is the blurb.  The story is written though, just needs editing.

 

Book #4  Incidental Elf:  Fortress Basilisk

Currently being written.  Pursued by legions of dark ones the remaining companions finally see the light of day.  Now they must avoid the hordes, the dragons and the demon that is searching for them and escape to a besieged fortress, and that is the easy part.

Pretty much EVERYTHING is a work in progress on this one.  Maybe even the title.

Writing Military Science Fiction: Infantry

Writing Military Science Fiction:  Infantry is almost ready.  At this point it is waiting for review at Create Space.  Once that is done I will be ordering five proofs.  Of course the first proof goes to the daughter.  She always gets the first book for her collection (the advantage of being my very first paying customer).  The other four will be going out to reviewers.  Hopefully I can get feed back by the end of November and then, if there are not too many changes, released by middle of December, although that might be optimistic.

For an idea of the scale.  It will be printed on 8.5″ x 11″.  It is currently 270 pages long with over 140,000 words.  It is  the first of a series.  The page count MIGHT change depending on a review of the font and overall format, but the word count is unlikely to change significantly.

Other books in the series I’m working on are Writing Military Science Fiction:  Space – which will include a lot of information about space ships, space borne operations, Naval operations and so much more.  It will includes lists of weapons, ship types, technologies, sensors and more.

The third books is Writing Military Science Fiction:  Squadron – which will be vehicular combat, fighters, tanks, armored personnel carriers, vehicle systems, mechanized cavalry operations, star fighter squadron tactics, battle mechs and more.

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Thank you and Semper Fi!

Below is the Table of Contents

Table of contents as follows;
1 INTRODUCTION 13
1.1 LINKS AND URLS 14
1.2 EVOLUTION OF WARFARE 15
1.3 NATURE OF WAR 18
1.4 LEVELS OF WAR 19
2 THE BIG PICTURE 21
2.1 DIMENSIONS OF WAR 21
2.2 ELEMENTS OF WAR 22
2.3 GENERATIONS OF WAR 23
2.4 STRATEGIC LEVEL 24
2.4.1 WHAT IS STRATEGY 24
2.4.2 TYPES OF WAR 24
2.4.2.1 ATTRITION 25
2.4.2.2 MANEUVER WARFARE 25
2.4.2.3 GUERRILLA WARFARE 26
2.4.2.4 TOTAL WAR 26
2.4.2.5 UNRESTRICTED WAR 27
2.5 OPERATIONAL LEVEL 27
2.5.1 OPERATIONAL 27
2.5.2 PRINCIPLES OF WAR 28
2.5.3 TYPES OF FORCE 30
2.6 TACTICAL LEVEL 31
2.7 INDIVIDUAL LEVEL 31
3 MILITARY ORGANIZATION 32
3.1 UNIT ORGANIZATION 32
3.1.1 CHAIN OF COMMAND 33
3.1.2 DETAILED UNIT ORGANIZATION 34
3.1.3 BUDDY TEAM 38
3.1.4 FIRETEAM 39
3.1.5 SQUAD 41
3.1.6 SECTION 42
3.1.7 PLATOON 42
3.1.8 TROOP 42
3.1.9 COMPANY\TROOP 43
3.1.10 FLIGHT 44
3.1.11 BATTERY 44
3.1.12 BATTALION\COHORT 44
3.1.13 SQUADRON 46
3.1.14 WING 46
3.1.15 MEU 46
3.1.16 MAGTF 46
3.1.17 REGIMENT 47
3.1.18 BRIGADE 48
3.1.19 MEB 48
3.1.20 DIVISION\LEGION 48
3.1.21 MEF 49
3.1.22 CORPS 49
3.1.23 FIELD ARMY 49
3.1.24 ARMY GROUP 50
3.1.25 FRONT 50
3.1.26 LOGISTICS 50
3.1.27 INTELLIGENCE 51
3.1.28 COMMUNICATION 52
3.1.29 ORDERS 55
3.1.30 LINKS 56
3.2 MARINES, ARMY OR NAVY 57
3.2.1 MARINES OR NAVAL INFANTRY 57
3.2.2 ARMY OR LEGION 58
3.2.3 FOREIGN LEGION 58
3.3 DESIGNING ARMED FORCES 58
3.3.1 BOOT CAMP AND TRAINING 63
3.4 SPECIAL OPERATIONS 64
3.4.1 Navy SEALS 64
3.4.2 Navy UDT 64
3.4.3 Army Special Forces 64
3.4.4 Delta Force 65
3.4.5 Army Rangers 65
3.4.6 Marine FAST 65
3.4.7 Marine Raiders\MARSOC 65
3.4.8 Marine Recon 65
3.4.9 PJ’s 65
3.4.10 Spetznas 65
3.4.11 SAS 66
3.5 CO-ED COMBAT UNITS 66
3.6 POLITICAL CONTROL 67
3.6.1 COMMISSAR 67
3.6.2 COMPETING BRANCHES 68
3.6.3 ELITE UNITS 68
3.6.4 SPECIAL GROUPS 68
3.7 RANKS, BILLETS, MOS AND ORGANIZATIONS 68
3.7.1 RANKS OVERVIEW 68
3.7.2 RANKS – ENLISTED 70
3.7.3 RANKS – WARRANT 73
3.7.4 RANKS – OFFICER 74
3.7.5 BILLETS 78
3.7.6 MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY 81
3.8 UNIT TYPE 83
3.8.1 Light Infantry 83
3.8.2 Medium Infantry 84
3.8.3 Heavy Infantry 84
3.8.4 Field Artillery 84
3.8.5 Mechanized 84
3.8.6 Armored 84
3.8.7 Cavalry 85
3.8.8 Special Forces 85
3.8.9 Air Defense Artillery 85
3.8.10 Signals 85
3.8.11 Paramilitary 85
3.8.12 Unconventional Warfare 85
3.8.13 Guerrilla 86
3.8.14 Reconnaissance 86
3.8.15 Military Police 86
3.8.16 Pathfinders 86
3.8.17 Rangers 86
3.8.18 Scout 86
3.8.19 SWAT 87
3.8.20 Shock Troops 87
3.8.21 Grenadiers 87
3.8.22 Border Guards 87
3.8.23 Guard 87
3.8.24 Counter Terrorist 87
3.8.25 Aviation 87
3.8.26 Quartermaster 88
3.8.27 Engineers 88
3.8.28 Transportation 88
3.8.29 Intelligence (Military) 88
3.8.30 Chemical 88
3.8.31 Adjutant General 88
3.8.32 Chaplain 88
3.8.33 Finance 88
3.8.34 Medical 89
3.8.35 Ordnance 89
3.8.36 Commissar Cadre 89
3.9 LOGISTICS – TOOTH TO TAIL 89
4 TACTICS 90
4.1 INFANTRY 90
4.1.1 THE INVIDUAL 90
4.1.2 WHY INFANTRY? 93
4.1.3 FUTURE OF THE INFANTRY 95
4.1.3.1 Camouflage 96
4.1.3.2 Sensors 96
4.1.3.3 NBC Defense 97
4.1.3.4 Armor 97
4.1.3.5 Battle Suits 98
4.1.3.6 Helmets 99
4.1.3.7 Weapons 100
4.1.3.8 Power Supply 100
4.1.3.9 Size 100
4.1.3.10 Sustainability 100
4.1.3.11 The Individual 101
4.1.4 MARTIAL ARTS 102
4.1.5 SPECIAL UNITS 103
4.1.6 FIREFIGHT DYNAMICS 105
4.2 INFANTRY TACTICS 111
4.2.1 INFANTRY TACTICS – OVERVIEW 111
4.2.2 TACTICS – INDIVIDUAL 112
4.2.2.1 -FIREFIGHT 112
4.2.2.2 NOT GETTING SHOT 114
4.2.2.3 TACTICS – PATROL 116
4.2.3 TACTICS – BATTLE TEAM 118
4.2.3.1 Firefight 118
4.2.3.2 On Patrol 119
4.2.3.3 Silent Sentry Take out 119
4.2.3.4 Defense 120
4.2.4 TACTICS – FIRETEAM 120
4.2.4.1 The Firefight 121
4.2.4.2 On Patrol 121
4.2.4.3 Formations 122
4.2.4.4 The Defense 124
4.2.4.5 Urban Combat 125
4.2.5 TACTICS – SQUAD\SECTION 125
4.2.5.1 Firefight 126
4.2.5.2 Patrol 127
4.2.5.3 The Defense 127
4.2.5.4 Formations 128
4.2.5.5 Urban Combat 128
4.2.5.6 The Future 129
4.2.6 TACTICS – SQUAD REINFORCED 129
4.2.7 TACTICS – SQUAD MECHANIZED 130
4.2.8 TACTICS – PLATOON 131
4.2.8.1 The Firefight 131
4.2.8.2 Platoon Basics 132
4.2.9 TACTICS – COMPANY 134
4.2.10 TACTICS – OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS 135
4.2.11 TACTICS – DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS 139
4.2.12 TACTICS – SNIPERS 141
4.2.12.1 The Future 143
4.2.13 TACTICS – PATROLLING 144
4.2.13.1 RECON 145
4.2.13.2 AMBUSH PATROL 145
4.2.13.3 CONTACT 147
4.2.13.4 ECONOMY OF FORCE 148
4.2.13.5 SECURITY 148
4.2.13.6 SEARCH AND ATTACK 148
4.2.13.7 PLANNING 148
4.2.13.8 ORGANIZATION 149
4.2.13.9 The Future of Patrolling 151
4.2.14 TACTICS -URBAN COMBAT 153
4.2.15 SPECIAL OPERATIONS 155
4.2.16 SPACE ASSAULT 159
4.2.17 TACTICS – RATES OF FIRE 162
4.2.18 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 165
4.2.19 FORCE MULTIPLIERS 165
4.3 DRILL AND CEREMONY 167
4.4 FORMATIONS 168
5 THE WARRIOR 170
5.1 PSYCHOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY 170
5.1.1 ON KILLING 170
5.1.2 FIGHT, FLIGHT, POSTURE OR SUBMIT 171
5.1.3 TO KILL OR NOT TO KILL 172
5.1.4 BATTLE FATIGUE 173
5.1.5 MANIFESTATIONS OF PSYCHIATRIC CASUALTIES 174
5.1.6 COMBAT STRESS 175
5.1.7 PTSD 176
5.1.8 THE CONDITIONS 177
5.1.9 ARROGANCE 177
5.1.10 TECHNOLOGICAL PSYCHOSIS 178
5.1.11 ADRENALINE 178
5.2 DRUGS 179
5.2.1 Drug Types 179
5.2.2 PSYCHIC Drugs 180
5.2.3 Side effects 181
5.3 SLANG 182
5.4 DAY TO DAY 183
5.5 MARCHING 185
5.6 LIMITS OF THE HUMAN BODY 186
5.7 PHYSICAL EXERCISE, MARCHING and CADENCES 187
5.7.1 PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST (PFT) 187
5.7.1.1 USMC FITNESS TEST 187
5.7.1.2 US ARMY FITNESS TEST 188
5.7.1.3 FRENCH FITNESS TEST 188
5.7.1.4 BRITISH ROYAL MARINES FITNESS TEST 188
5.7.1.5 NAVY SEAL PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST 188
5.7.2 CADENCES 189
5.8 DISCIPLINE 189
5.9 PERSONALITIES 190
5.9.1 PETTY TYRANTS 190
5.9.2 LEADER TYPES 190
5.9.3 TRAITS OF A LEADER 191
5.9.4 OTHER PERSONALITY TRAITS 192
5.10 MILITARY ETIQUETTE 193
5.10.1 ARRIVING AT A UNIT 193
5.10.2 CHANGE OF COMMAND 193
5.10.3 BOARDING/DEPARTING A SHIP 194
5.10.4 SALUTING 194
5.10.5 COLORS 195
5.10.6 FORMS OF ADDRESS 196
5.10.7 MILITARY ATTITUDE AND CUSTOMS 196
5.10.8 MILITARY COURTESIES 197
5.11 HURRY UP AND WAIT 198
6 WEAPONS AND TECHNOLOGY 200
6.1 TECHNOLOGIES 200
6.1.1 COMMUNICATION TYPES 200
6.1.1.1 ELECTRONICS – EMP AND HERF 201
6.1.1.2 RADAR 203
6.1.1.3 JAMMING 203
6.1.1.4 BATTLEFIELD COMPUTERS 204
6.1.2 DRONES AND ROBOTS 205
6.1.3 NANOTECHNOLOGY 207
6.1.4 WEAPONRY OVERVIEW 207
6.1.4.1 SMALL ARM CLASSIFICATIONS 209
6.1.4.2 WEAPON TYPES 211
6.1.4.3 WEAPON MUNITIONS 213
6.1.4.4 WEAPON SETTINGS 216
6.1.4.5 WEAPON ENGAGEMENT RANGES 217
6.1.4.5.1 Standard Infantry Ranges 217
6.1.4.5.2 Sniper Engagement Ranges 217
6.1.4.6 WEAPON RANGES 217
6.1.4.7 WEAPON TRICKS 219
6.1.5 SENSORS 220
6.1.6 ARMOR 222
5.1.6.1 ARMOR TYPES 222
6.1.6.1 FORCE FIELDS 223
6.1.6.2 ARMOR ADD ONS 223
6.1.7 CYBERWARFARE 224
6.1.7.1 TEMPEST 225
6.1.7.2 ADMIN HACKING TARGETS 226
6.1.7.3 COMBAT HACKING TARGETS 227
6.1.8 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 227
6.1.9 PSIONICS 228
6.1.10 CYBERNETICS 229
6.1.11 BIOTECH 231
6.2 WEAPON SYSTEMS 233
6.2.1 WEAPONS 233
6.2.2 COMBINED ARMS 233
6.2.3 SUPPORTING ARMS 234
6.2.4 DANGER CLOSE 236
6.2.5 MORTARS 236
6.2.5.1 Basic Tactics 238
6.2.5.2 Direct Fire Tactics 239
6.2.5.3 Example Fire Mission: 239
6.2.5.4 The Future of Mortars 240
6.2.6 ROCKET LAUNCHERS 241
6.2.6.1 Armor Kill Teams 242
6.2.6.2 Bunker Busting 243
6.2.7 MACHINE GUNS 243
6.2.7.1 MACHINE GUN TYPES 245
6.2.7.1.1 Submachine Guns and Machine Pistols 245
6.2.7.1.2 Light Machine Guns 245
6.2.7.1.3 Medium Machine Gun 246
6.2.7.1.4 Heavy Machine Guns 246
6.2.7.2 MACHINE GUN TACTICS AND TECHNIQUES 247
6.2.7.2.1 COVERING FIRE 247
6.2.7.2.2 Patrol 247
6.2.7.2.3 Defense 247
6.2.7.2.4 Effects 248
6.2.7.2.5 Night Fire 248
6.2.7.2.6 Manning 248
6.2.7.2.7 Anti-tank 248
6.2.7.2.8 Machine Gun Squads 249
6.2.7.3 MACHINE GUN TERMINOLOGY 249
6.2.8 HAND GRENADES 250
6.2.9 GRENADE LAUNCHERS 252
6.2.9.1 RPG 253
6.2.9.2 Rifle Grenades 254
6.2.9.3 Rifle Grenades type 2 254
6.2.9.4 Rate of Fire 254
6.2.10 MISSILE LAUNCHERS 255
6.3 LISTS 255
6.3.1 MISSION COMPLICATIONS 255
6.3.2 INSERTION/EXTRACTION 257
6.3.3 MISSION TYPES 259
6.3.4 MISSION TARGETS 261
6.3.5 TYPES OF TERRAIN 264
6.3.6 PLANNING THE WAR THEATER 265
6.3.7 STANDARD GEAR 267
7 RECOMMENDED BOOKS 269
8 IN CLOSING 270

NaNoWriMo

It is coming.   Time to prepare!

Writing Military Science Fiction

So here I go again.  Starting to work on Writing Military Science Fiction:  Infantry for them moment.  Well.  Until November when National Novel Writer’s Month begins, then I will begin working on Incidental Elf:  Fortress Basilisk which is book #4 of the IE series.

Writing Military Science Fiction is cool in that I have rank structures for many different military forces, from American to Chinese to Soviet to French to British.  Ranks, unit organization and more.  It will have the physical and psychological impact of combat (what happens when adrenaline hits the system), how long it takes to march somewhere, the limits of the physical body, the day to day life of a soldier/Marine, and lots more.

It will also be a resource book listing different cybernetic abilities, biotech, weapon types and so much more.  Should be over 100K in words easy.  A typical novel is about 100K.

But on November 1st National Novel Writer’s month begins.  The goal is to write 50K words of a novel in the month of November.  I’ve done it for several years and never failed.  Books I have completed are one book in the Incidental Elf, two books in the Conglomerate Trilogy, and one other Science Fiction book.  Info is here   https://nanowrimo.org/participants/warcat/novels 

Now.  Enough blathering on.  Time to get writing.

New Empires

New Empires is ready.  I could spend the rest of my life trying to polish the series but I think it is time to finish it and move on to other things.  The Darkness was released on the 2nd and New Empires will be released on October 1st, 2017.  Really, all I’m waiting on is the proof of New Empires before the print version is available.  It is available for pre-order until then.  http://amzn.to/2wBPwgj

I’ve also gone through my books and settings trying to make sure everything is consistent.  In addition to finalizing the Conglomerate Series I think my next project will be The Airsoft Bible series.  Time to revamp it and release book #3 Book of Tactics which will be individual user tactics and techniques.  Still much to be done there.  I’ve redone Book of Comm but it is mostly cosmetic and removing some old information.

New Empires: The Conglomerate Trilogy (Volume 3)

 

The Darkness

Finally.  The Darkness will be released on September 2nd, 2017.  It has been a while.  Part of the hold up has been I believed it would be best if I finished book #3 before releasing book #2.  I am now done with New Empires which is the final book in the trilogy and it feels good.

The Darkness: The Conglomerate Trilogy (Volume 2)
Trying to avoid spoilers, in Book #2 the Conglomerate begins to collapse as Luke and Leonessa get attacked and hunted in some dark systems.

Book #3 New Empires picks up right after a battle in the Bronkaw’s home system, as the Caliphate, New Alamo and Jupiter Alliance all begin to clash while the Conglomerate continues to fall apart.