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.
She finds herself matched at every step by his grimly determined lieutenant, Lowell. With progress slower than expected, Raina is forced to accept the creation of a war council. But the council's will to fight is weakening by the day. Pressured by her enemies and from within, Raina soon finds her grip on the island slipping.
But the threat of losing her people is nothing compared to the threat Ness and his alien friend Sebastian have discovered across the Pacific.
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!