Exodus is the first installment of the Exodus Trilogy.
When mankind faces extinction, how can anyone survive?
In 2072, Earth faces the ultimate extinction event. In an America turned authoritarian, a race against time begins. To send a starship to a distant planet, where the remains of humanity can survive. Only a small number will be chosen for this final endeavor to save mankind from extinction, and among the contenders only the most resourceful will have a chance.
But while the government wants to choose loyal subjects in order to create another version of the society they have engineered, there are those who secretly conspire to let the starfarers choose their own destiny, free from the bonds of their mother world.
As mankind on Earth faces its final blow, the selected few set course for Aurora, more than 40 light years away!
Follow Tina Hammer, scramjet pilot and officer, Kenneth Taylor, Harvard professor and alienated by the nation he once held so dear, Maria Solis, daughter to one of the richest men in the world, a girl who would never have been chosen, except for her dad's money, on their various paths toward the greatest adventure in human history.
Accolades for Exodus:
"Wow! I was truly impressed by this book. I love when science fiction writers combine science, politics and psychology. For me the mix was just right"
"This book is science fiction in great form. It doesn't just make you think about the future, it really makes you think about the world around you today"
"A race through the end of the Earth - excellent SF"
The Exodus Trilogy:
Book 1, EXODUS (2012)
Book 2, AURORA (2013)
Book 3, GENESIS (2014)
ALIVE, an Exodus companion novella (2013)
The RIFT Saga begins here.
In the ruins of what was once North America lays the Covenant, a nation forged by the iron will of the Moon people, who descended from their dusty refuge on the Moon after the Fall. The Moon people are wealthy, ruled by a strong government who protects its citizens from the dangers from outside their borders. Their greatest achievement is having learned the secret of immortality, and every citizen has the opportunity to live nearly forever if they choose to, a life of riches and abundance.
The English are the descendants of the original inhabitants of this place, and they live very different lives from that of the Moon people. They only live to serve the greater good, and citizenship is something few have the opportunity to earn. At the age of fifty all non-citizens are subjected to mandatory euthanasia. In order to maintain a sustainable society, they are told.
Every year a number of girls and boys at the age of eighteen are selected for Service to the State. The brightest and most talented are sent to become Students. The strong, the fighters and the athletes become Janissaries, a band of soldiers protecting the northern border from the enemies of the Covenant. The Wardens, a secretive organization known to operate far to the west, near the Rift, which makes up the border to the wastelands, sometimes choses one or two initiates, but nobody knows what becomes of them. And then there is the Corpus, where the whip rules and backs are bent.
Those who complete their Service, may become citizens. And although they will never be equal to the Moon people, they will have access to all the riches and opportunities granted by the Covenant leadership to its citizens.
As Sue is nearing Selection Day, she secretly hopes to be chosen, despite having to leave her mother and brother behind. She doesn't crave glory or wealth though. A man or woman with citizen status can do a lot of good, and although few return to their home towns, Sue hopes to return to give her family a better life on the other side of Service.
But the Covenant is rotten to the core, and as she begins to learn its secrets, Sue must question everything she has always taken for granted. Soon she will find herself in dire peril, for she has seen the truth and there will be no turning back after that...
This science fiction dystopian is set more than two centuries after the events of Exodus, in a future dystopian society forged from the ashes of global disaster.
"Mr. Christensen has absolutely found his genre, and I hope he keeps the stories coming!"
In 2080, the starship Exodus left Earth, carrying some 1600 people, to give humanity a second chance. Now, in 2245, the colonists are trying to build a future on distant Aurora. But the doomed world that sent them on their long voyage had turned authoritarian and repressive, leading a small group to form a plan to let those sent on the Exodus choose a different path.
While Kenneth Taylor struggles to accept his self-imposed silence even on the new world, Thomas Dunn is slowly subverting the colonial administration. Governor George Havelar, on the other hand, plans to make sure the mistakes of the past are not repeated as he proposes a radical plan for human expansion. In the north a simmering discontent is threatening to break up the unity of the human settlement on Aurora, and former scramjet pilot Tina Hammer realizes she cannot stay out of the conflict. And Maria Solis, torn between loyalty to her father's faction and her own desires, is suddenly being forced into the conflict as she witnesses a terrible crime.
With an entire planet to discover, tensions rise as opposing forces work their plans. While the leadership of the colony tries to affirm its control, others are working to regain lost liberties.
Will humanity's final outpost survive the confrontation, or succumb to destruction?
"Mr. Christensen has done it again.....he's delivered a very good read"
"This book completes The Exodus Trilogy and does it a great fashion"
"I have been reading science fiction since the 1950's this rates with some of the best"
On Aurora, a people divided braces for the final confrontation.
Aurora, the final destination of the starship Exodus, has become the scene of a deadly struggle between opposing forces, ready to fight with any means available. The rebels have found a leader in former Harvard Professor Kenneth Taylor, who with the help of former scramjet pilot Tina Hammer, has vowed to fight the injustices of the past and regain lost liberties.
Governor George Havelar once had a plan for Aurora, but the rebels are now threatening its unraveling. As he rallies his forces to move against the rebels, events take a surprising turn, and he is forced to reconsider his options. Meanwhile, Thomas Dunn is fighting a guerrilla war in the hills and forests, and so far, the rebels have kept the enemy at bay. As winter draws to a close, an overwhelming force is coming north to end the war once and for all. But everything changes when the enemy's attack turns to frantic retreat.
Benjamin Waters, once a boy soldier caught up in the turmoil of rebellion, has found himself developing amazing abilities, but the ghosts of his past are slowly creeping up on him. Will he find redemption, or will he lose himself to the parasite infesting his very soul?
When Maria Solis is searching for a way to expand further north, she makes a discovery that changes everything. But little does she know that the answer to an even greater mystery, which has eluded sages and scientists for thousands of years, will soon be revealed.
It is time for the explosive conclusion to the saga that began with the appearance of a rogue planet threatening humanity's existence. Will this be the final chapter of humans on Aurora, or a new beginning?
"Genesis was a completely satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. Alas, it left me wanting more of Aurora"
"I only give 5 stars to books that are truly transformational, this series comes close"
The Exodus Trilogy:
1. EXODUS (2012)
2. AURORA (2013)
3. GENESIS (2014)
ALIVE, an Exodus companion novella (2013)
From the ashes of what used to be North America, a new nation was forged by survivors of the Fall, who descended from their Lunar colonies. They called this new nation the Covenant, and two centuries later, it is stronger than ever. The Moon people rule with an iron fist, to ensure their dominance, for the Covenant is a nation where a chosen few prosper at the cost of everyone else, who are forced to serve their masters their entire lives.
Sue and Dave are on the run with a price on their heads. They have both discovered deadly secrets that the Covenant must keep hidden in order to protect their long-term plans for world domination. Meanwhile, the power struggles within the factions of the Moon people reach new heights, and a new development is about to set the world on fire.
This is the second book in the Rift Saga, which is set more than two centuries after the events of Exodus.
“Knocked it out of the park.” Trapper
“What do you get if you mix Starship Troopers and the French Foreign Legion? You get a book like this.” Leif E. Dolan
The war continues.
Ethan Wang was born on the first day of the alien invasion. Now he has become a legionnaire, one of just a handful to survive the battle that devastated the Ghost Legion.
Having licked its wounds and recovered, the Legion is now preparing to chase the invaders out of the Solar System, once and for all.
Ethan and the rest of the legionnaires must fight all the way. They are well trained and ready to take the fight to the enemy. But one thing they all begin to realize is that not all of them will make it through alive.
The alien invasion brought humanity together against a common foe – or so it seems. But there are more than immediately meets the eye, and while Ethan firmly believes the enemy must be overcome, he begins to wonder if he´s being used as a pawn in another fight. A fight to control the destiny of the human race.
”For a long time, there was Heinlein, Drake, Weber, and some of Ringo's stuff. Add Andreas Christensen.” James R. Kratzer
“Andreas keeps getting better and better with each book he writes!” Traci Maynard
The Ghost Legion rallies at the infamous battlegrounds of Titan, along with their allies. But their enemies are coming, and the legionnaires will have to make a decision; Will they make a last stand and fight untill the end, or will they find a way to escape the overwhelming forces that are coming for them?
Eden is an Aurora Universe story, and takes place several years after the events of Genesis, the third book of the Exodus Trilogy.
"For a long time, there was Heinlein, Drake, Weber, and some of Ringo's stuff. Add Andreas Christensen." James R. Kratzer
"Andreas keeps getting better and better with each book he writes!" Traci Maynard
In an age of kingdoms and city states constantly waging war upon each other, Valerian's Company is among the most notorious of the free companies.
Every year the hardened warriors roam the lands of Westmark, fighting for one side or the other, but always for gold. They will fight for anyone who pays, but only if the other side doesn't pay more.
After a season of warfare Captain Marco Valerian decides it is time for his men to leave the battlefields, to rest and lick their wounds through the winter. On their way back home he is about to learn that there are deeds that are darker than others, and that every choice you make comes with a price.
And sometimes that price must be paid in blood.
Warning: contains graphic violence.
Valerian´s Company is a 68 page novella.
Aurora is at peace.
Now the Aurorans can begin building their new world, and explore its wonders.
In the far North of Verdi, the only continent where man has set foot, a small coastal town has grown. By the pier lies the Explorer, a ship designed to sail the high seas, almost ready to cast off.
Tina Hammer, a hero of the revolution, cannot wait to go. She says goodbye to a dying friend and leaves with a small crew. Nobody knows how long the journey will last, and Tina is content with that, tired as she is of war and strife.
But the journey on which she embarks will be her toughest challenge so far, and she will be tested to her limits. For the sea holds deadly secrets, deep beneath the waterline, and the North is an unforgiving place.
Explorer is a Genesis companion novella, by the author of the Exodus Trilogy.
Note: If you haven´t read the Exodus Trilogy, you should do so before reading Explorer.
Accolades for the Exodus Trilogy:
"Congrats Andreas Christensen, you just moved into the realm of My Favorite Series."
"Floored, not only by the story line and character development, but by the visual picture of a future world."
Tacticus: Non-commissioned officer rank in the Janissaries. Generally the highest rank available to non-citizens. Equivalent to sergeant.
A soldier´s tale, this is Tacticus White´s story.
Tacticus Laurie White from Charlestown is a Janissary, a slave soldier, and he´s about to go to war.
Laurie is part of an elite recon unit about to infiltrate enemy territory ahead of the coming invasion force, and his mission is to scout and observe. Janissary recon is the eyes and ears of the Brigade, and thousands of lives rest upon the completion of their mission.
As they head for the aircraft, to be inserted deep behind enemy lines, Laurie expects this to be one of the toughest assignments he has ever had. He is right…
Tacticus is a Rift Saga companion novella, and is set at the same time as the concluding events of “Legacy”.
“Andreas Christensen is a master storyteller!” –SteadyRollingMan, reviewer