Here and now, the end of the world has come. And the only way our species will survive is if two augmented humans can fight their way through apocalypse to a faint glimmer of hope.
Long ago, the seeds of that apocalypse were resisted by the warrior tribes of Britain, with devastating consequences for them and their lands.
And all three of these times will meet on another world . . .
The final book in the Solaris Saga.
Every legend has an end.
Wounded and dependent upon Klanor for help, and pursued by the FBI and Stein, Rynah treks across the New Mexican desert in search of Solaris and the others. Knowing that they are following a lead from the ancient poem, she and Klanor make their way to Albuquerque to rendezvous with them.
But Stein isn’t Rynah’s only worry; the president of the United States has issued an order to kill her on sight. Exhausted by Stein’s constant pursuit of her and the FBI’s complicit aid to him, Rynah and her crew resolve to take the fight to him and end his annihilation of Earth. While devising their plan, she discovers a secret Marlow kept from Solaris—her world and ours have been connected for thousands of years.
Sometimes the real enemy is you.
Left to die on the planet of Sunlil, Rynah and her crew find themselves alongside the one man they had thought was their enemy, Klanor, but who had been betrayed by Stein, a man he once trusted. They must abandon old hatreds and find a way off the volcanic planet before it erupts. Their salvation comes from an old enemy: the Fragmyr Pirates.
Knowing that Stein has set his sights on Earth, Rynah decides to pursue him there, but doing so means accepting Klanor’s help, a man she had vowed to kill.
But accepting the help of an ardent enemy is the least of Rynah’s problems. She discovers there is a seventh crystal.
Of all the captains based out of Arclight only Eldon Sloper was desperate enough to agree to a salvage job in Red Space. And now he and his crew are living to regret his desperation.
In Red Space the rules are different. Some things work, others don't. Best to stick close to the Church beacons. Don't get lost.
Because there's something wrong about Red Space. Something beyond rational. Something vampyric...
Long after The Loss, mankind is different. We touch the world via neunonics. We are machines, we are animals, we are hybrids. But some things never change. A Killer is paid to kill, a Thief will steal countless lives. A Clone will find insanity, an Innocent a new horror. The Church knows we have kept our sins.
Gavin Smith's new SF novel is an epic slam-bang ride through a terrifyingly different future.
Now the Colonial Union is living on borrowed time-a couple of decades at most, before the ranks of the Colonial Defense Forces are depleted and the struggling human colonies are vulnerable to the alien species who have been waiting for the first sign of weakness, to drive humanity to ruin. And there's another problem: A group, lurking in the darkness of space, playing human and alien against each other-and against their own kind -for their own unknown reasons.
In this collapsing universe, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep humanity's union intact...or else risk oblivion, and extinction-and the end of all things.
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In the far future, many years after the loss of earth, humanity has changed. Strength is the only way to survive. And the most vicious man alive has a new con in mind...
Here and now, a man with unnatural powers hunts down a killer with impossible abilities. Infused with a barely-understood alien technology, the two are merely pawns in a bigger game...
A long time ago, the last tribes of Northern Britain face an unimaginable enemy. Demons risen from the sea, absorbing and twisting everything they touch. But there are some among the tribes who have power, who will fight...
And all of these times are connected...
Gavin Smith's new epic space opera is a wide-ranging exploration of the past, present and future of mankind.