Winds of Marque

Winds of Marque

Bennett R. Coles

Bennett R. Coles

"Bennett R. Coles ranks among my go-to list in SF. Entertaining and intelligent storytelling and terrific characters. In Winds of Marque, Coles may well have invented a whole new subgenre that has me scrambling for a description—Steam Space? Whatever you call it, a blast to read. Here's hoping that many more adventures are in the offing for Blackwood and company." —Steven Erikson, New York Times bestselling authorThe first novel in an exciting science fiction series—Master and Commander in space—a swashbuckling space adventure in which a crew of misfit individuals in the king's navy are sent to dismantle a dangerous ring of pirate raiders. In a dense star cluster, the solar winds blow fiercely. The star sailing ship HMSS Daring is running at full sheet with a letter of marque allowing them to capture enemy vessels involved in illegal trading. Sailing under a false flag to protect the ship and...
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March of War

March of War

Bennett R. Coles

Bennett R. Coles

VICTORY AT ANY COST Though narrowly thwarted in their attack on Earth, Centauri rebels continue assaulting targets across Terran space, placing Jack Mallory and Thomas Kane in the thick of the action. On Earth, Centauri spies whip up anti-war sentiment, seeking to cripple the government and gain the upper hand.As enemy efforts become increasingly deadly, Special Forces operative Katja Emmes digs deep to locate the perpetrators. When it's learned that the Centauris employ new and deadly technology, Terran forces must up their own destructive capabilities. Yet how far can the violence be taken before results become atrocities?
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Virtues of War

Virtues of War

Bennett R. Coles

Bennett R. Coles

The Terran military, the Astral Force, launches a mission to crush a colonial rebellion on the colony of Cerberus. The results of that mission ripple across the planets of the Centauria, and place the entire system on the brink of war.Lieutenant Katja Emmes is a platoon commander, leader of the 10-trooper strike team aboard the fast-attack craft Rapier. Although fully trained, she has never led troops in real operations before, and lives in the shadow of her war-hero father. Sublieutenant Jack Mallory is fresh out of pilot school, daydreaming about a fighter pilot position in the space fleet and in for a rude awakening. Lieutenant Commander Thomas Kane uses a six-month deployment in command of Rapier to secure his rise to stardom within the military.As violence erupts, each will be tested as never before. How they respond may decide the fate of Terra, and Earth.
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