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Zero Star by Chad Huskins
Mechs, guns, and blades determine one’s fate on the battlefield during the Fall of Man. Scattered across the galaxy, the Republic of Aligned Worlds is in decline. Many colonies have become lost for thousands of years, and a threat known as the Brood rips through the civilizations of both mankind and alien alike.
Aejon Lyokh was born for soldiering, and has come to know war intimately, having fought alongside his battle-brothers on the slaughter-fields of countless alien worlds. He has fought in vacuum, trudged up bloody hills, flown with the Wyrm Tamers, and buried more friends than he can count, all for the sake of humanity’s survival. And just as he begins to lose faith in Man’s chances, Lyokh ascends to Captain of IX Legion’s Gold Wing, taking on a mission that sends him into the heart of the Brood menace.
Senator Holace Kalder is a former warrior, a stubborn stoic of a bygone era, beloved by the lower classes and thought by some to be immortal. Old, but not yet ready to give in, he means to see the Brood defeated, and mankind resurgent. And he has come to believe that the secret to defeating the enemy lies within the Watchtowers, ancient structures left by a race of beings known only as the Strangers, who mysteriously vanished two million years ago.
Moira Holdengard is a stellarpath who spends her days updating star maps and creating itineraries for the rich and powerful, and in so doing has explored many desolate regions and countless ancient wonders. When she takes a job with Kalder, however, she finds herself amid bloody wars, old mysteries, and a desperate struggle to reach the oldest Stranger relic ever found.
The Sol Ascendancy by Chad Huskins
HUMANITY HAS MADE FIRST CONTACT
On a sunny, cloudless day, a massive starship descends from the sky and hovers above the United Nations building in New York City. As jet fighters advance, it quickly retreats to one of the deep maria on the far side of the Moon, going dormant. The public dubs this ship “Ivan.”
MORE ALIENS ARE COMING
After two years and developing a plan for sending a workable drone to the Moon to make contact with Ivan, MEO (the Mars Express Orbiter) detects a wrecked ship and two stranded creatures in the Amanthes Quadrangle on Mars.
THE SOLAR SYSTEM IS FILLING UP
Just as Captain Trent Ramsey, Commander Cassandra Gomez, and the rest of their crew launch aboard the Space Shuttle Eternity to investigate these new neighbors, a satellite passing Jupiter detects a large colony developing on Io, Jupiter’s volcanic moon.
AN INTERSTELLAR MYSTERY COMES TO OUR DOORSTEP
Massive, ten-mile-wide objects are detected by Hubble coming out of the Oort Cloud that surrounds the Solar System. Long, chevron-shaped ships are detected low in the atmosphere of Titan, the only moon in the Solar System with an atmosphere. What do they all want? Are all these aliens fleeing something? If so, have they led it here, to Earth’s doorstep?
About The Author: Chad Huskins is the EVVY Award-winning author of sci-fi novels such as Zero Star and The Sol Ascendancy. He is also a martial arts instructor in the arts of Jeet Kune Do, Filipino kali, the Keysi Fighting Method, and Southern style Shaolin kung fu.