It has been a busy few weeks here at eSpec Books. Here are the new additions to our lists.
The Sister Paradox
by Jack Campbell
Liam Doesn’t Have A Sister. And She’s Weird.
Liam is his parents’ only child, and that’s just fine with him.
Until the day the sister-he-never-had shows up at school.
Just to make it worse, the sword-wielding Kari tells him they have an important quest to complete.
And that’s how Liam finds himself dragged into another world, facing basilisks and unicorns, cursed objects, elves, and even a dragon, all magical and dangerous, but none more so than the sister he didn’t have until that morning. A sister who turns out to be quite good with her sword, and ready to use it when faced with things like a dragon as long as her brother is at her side.
Liam begins to realize two things: it’s going to be a very long day, and having a sister can be weird.
But most unsettling of all, he’s not sure he minds…
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“Jack Campbell has penned a fun, engaging, fantasy story that’s brought to life by depth and authenticity of its young characters. A major win!” – Ty Drago, Author of the Undertakers
Issue in Doubt
by David Sherman
We are not alone!
In exploring and colonizing the galaxy, humanity discovers evidence of eighteen sentient species. Seventeen of them had not developed interstellar travel. Those were destroyed by the species that did reach the stars. That space-faring eighteenth decimated the human colony on the Semi-Autonomous World Troy.
A Marine Force Recon platoon sent to investigate is wiped out almost to the last man. In reaction, the North American Union assembles the largest army seen since the major wars of the 20th Century.
A Marine Corps Combat Force is sent to “Kick in the door,” backed up by a four-divison Army corps to take the planet back. The initial landing is unopposed. It isn’t until the fleet carrying the Army corps is approaching Troy that the enemy strikes, with devastating effect.
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“David Sherman writes about Marines with the razor-sharp realism of one of their own.”
Jack Campbell, Best-Selling Author, Lost Fleet Series
Consigned to the Sea
by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
’Tis Said We All Return to Whence We Began…
Is it any wonder then why so many are drawn to the sea? Throughout the history of Man the crash of the waves has been a siren song…a promise…a curse. Above the waves is a challenge that makes or breaks many a man or woman. Below is another world both magical and menacing.
In Consigned to the Sea you will find the vast spectrum of what the oceans have to offer. The wonder of a mermaid yearning to reach the sky… The wrath of the selkie protecting its own… A dragon waging war against pirates…
Whether you root for the sailor or the sea, here is a collection you can treasure.
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“Dripping with tension, Consigned to the Sea is a powerful tale with interesting twists toward the end and a strong lead. Recommended.”—Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Rise Reviews
A Legacy of Stars
by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Look to the Stars and be Amazed…
With one small step, mankind embarked on a journey fraught with potential and danger in equal measure. In A Legacy of Stars, Danielle Ackley-McPhail delves into those same depths as humanity ventures out into the complexity of space.
New worlds…dangers…marvels… Unearthly landscapes and beings that transcend alien. The conflicts of man versus, well… everything, including man. The bittersweet triumph of survival out among the stars.
Explore the harsh realities and boundless possibilities of mankind let loose on the greater universe. Pirates and gypsies, elite armed forces and scientific pioneers, all faced with the horror, wonder, and unexpected challenges that life in space has to offer. Pitch battles, political intrigues, military conquest, wondrous discoveries… glimpse what it is to be human, or not, in the technological age, beyond the bounds of humanity’s cradle.
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Danielle makes the reader into an embedded (and unfortunately unarmed) observer on a rapid-moving ride-along. —Jody Lynn Nye, Author of Robert Asprin’s Myth-Fits, on “The Devil You Don’t”
Both chilling and gripping…— Michael Z. Williamson, Author of Freehold, on “In the Dying Light”