But in defeat, Finn has revealed a secret only he knew: an alien invasion fleet is on its way toward Earth. And it will arrive in a matter of months.
Led by billionaire-turned-strategist Toman Benez and the pirate warlord Kansas Carruth, the System's battered forces prepare their defenses and muster a fleet. Total war is coming for them. If they fail, it will mean the end of the human race.
In desperation, Rada and Webber fly to the Locker. A pirate station in Uranus orbit, its fleet may be the only thing capable of resisting the FinnTech forces. But as Rada fights to bring the Locker to her side, she discovers a new conspiracy.
FinnTech's move has been decades in the making. And they won't stop until the Solar System is theirs.
A thousand years ago, an alien invasion set humanity back to the Iron Age. Slowly, we recovered, colonizing the Solar System in peace.
And discovered that an unknown force is stopping us from exploring any farther.
But before the cause can be discovered, a slow-burning conspiracy threatens to explode into System-wide war. With enemies at home and in the darkness beyond, a team of unlikely heroes—a janitor, a mercenary, an asteroid miner, and a pirate—are the only ones who can avert a second apocalypse.
This set includes the first three books of the newly-finished REBEL STARS series.
Avalon was the flagship of the Castle Federation in the last war, now twenty years past. The first of the deep space carriers, no other warship in the fleet holds as many honors or has recorded as many kills.
No other warship in the fleet is as old.
Accepting the inevitable, the Federation Space Navy has decided to refit her and send her on a tour of the frontier, showing the flag to their allies and enemies as a reminder of her glory – and then decommission her for good.
But Avalon has been a backwater posting for ten years – and has problems a mere refit can’t fix. The systems along her planned tour have been seeing pirates for the first time in decades, and there are rumblings of Commonwealth scouting ships all along the border.
It may be Avalon’s final tour – but it looks to be anything but quiet!