Alien overlords keep Earth trapped in a perpetual Dark Age. One barbarian war band has the will to fight back. Whenever the Lesser Race called humanity dares to build cities, an alien apocalypse descends from the skies. It has happened before, leaving only ruins and legends to tell the tale. Unaware of the threat, the once nomadic Scythians have settled and built a capital. Arixa, leader of a war band called the Dawn, ranges the steppe in the city’s defense. When a fateful encounter leaves her with knowledge that an alien race called the Jir will soon attack, there is no question of whether to resist. She must. The only question is how, when Earth’s most advanced weapons are blades of iron? Arixa’s will is also iron. The men and women who follow her are unafraid and eager to take Jir heads. Potential allies await who know something of advanced technology. Scythia will not fade quietly. Axes will split alien skulls, and beings on far-flung worlds will learn the name Arixa. The Dark Age must end. A new Dawn will rise. BUY THE BOXSET & SAVE! JUST SEARCH FOR ‘DAWNIVERSE.’ Scythian Dawn is unlike most space adventure series you’ve read. You won’t find any “Johnny Rocketjock” characters out to win medals and impress the spunky princess (or nerdy engineer). The Dawn takes what it wants and kills those who stand in its way. As the Fremen swept forth from humble desert origins to rule a universe, so does a galactic revolt begin on the steppes of Earth. The thunder of hooves will shake the stars. Saddle up! Check out some praise for the series: “I don’t think I have read a series of books so absorbing as these… Once I start reading I can’t put the book down.” (The Moon of Sorrows) “This story of a barbarian nomadic war band going against highly advanced aliens is fantastic. This is nonstop action packed entertainment.” “Red Sonja vs Mass Effect!” “Lentz took an outrageous premise, barbarians taking on a space faring race… and made it not just plausible but realistic! In its own way.” “Not a dull moment at any point, never drags, kept me glued…. I’ve just finished book 2 and going to immediately start book 3.” “Amazing story… Liked it so much I bought a Kindle for sequels and similar.” “Really neat premise of the barbarians taking over an alien ship and going off to wreak havoc on the evil aliens. Fun read.” “I liked the way this author had you see the technology and science through the eyes of a savage… Instead of going on and on like some authors do about their tech and how it works…” “Look no further for your next obsession!” Content notice: This book contains a handful of instances of coarse language of the kind you’d expect barbarians to use. If you need a cleaner read, the ‘Enter the Dawniverse’ boxed set available of Books 1-4 has had several words replaced with milder synonyms. Read more
WINNER, Cinescape Genre Literary Competition The Interim, enforcing a monopoly on faster-than-light travel, stands between the human race and extinction, or so its Founders claim. The crew of the sub-light freighter Lady of Chaos wants nothing to do with it. But when two fugitives, one a scientist, the other a rogue agent of the Social Engineering Service, the Interim’s death squad, come aboard, Lady becomes the most wanted ship in the galaxy. And that’s even before the Interim learns the true identity of her captain. The hunt is on, and its outcome will leave the universe forever changed. Interim is non-wartime, character driven space opera with plenty of action in the vein of Peter F. Hamilton, Charles Sheffield, Frederick Pohl, David Brin, and others.