The Blooding

The Blooding

Luke Sky Wachter

Science Fiction / Fantasy

The Blooding is book one of the series (The Boar Knife is a prequel novella)At the age of fifteen, Falon Rankin had found fitting in with the other boys around the villages of the Two Wicks to be difficult...mostly because she was actually a girl pretending to be a boy! So she did her best to avoid them except at market day, when she had no choice.But one fateful day in her family's orchard sets her feet on a path she could have never expected. With the distant beating of war drums, the only member of her family who can answer their call is her -- and to do so, she must continue her charade of being a boy, in order to protect the future of her family.The challenges before her appear insurmountable, and it seems that understanding the strange behavior and social structure of the men surrounding her will strain her to the very limits -- but that will soon become the least of her problems.The warpath is filled with mud, blood, and testosterone which all-too-often overcomes common sense...will Falon survive long enough to set foot on the field of battle? And even if she does, what hope does a fifteen year old girl have against trained Battle Knights, Cavalry charges, and the prying eyes of her militia camp?This tale could be nothing more than the ignominious end of a fifteen year old girl, on a battlefield far from home...or it could be the beginning of a magical adventure which she could only hope to read about in her sister's books!
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Admiral's Lady: Eyes of Ice, Heart of Fire

Admiral's Lady: Eyes of Ice, Heart of Fire

Luke Sky Wachter

Science Fiction / Fantasy

Coming per fan request: this is a 150 page prequel novella. Enjoy! People always told Akantha what was expected of her. Hemmed in at every turn and surrounded by suitors who were far from suitable, her Uncle wanted her to take a man as her Protector, her people wanted her ready to lead, and her bodyguard wanted her to stay safe inside the citadel. So when the First Daughter of Argos was presented with the option of playing court politics, or intercepting an ancient, terrifying enemy bent on slaughtering her people, her choice should come as no surprise to those who really knew her. But the burden of duty carries a heavy price and Akantha will soon learn that the cost would be more than she ever expected.
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Spineward Sectors 6: Admiral's Spine

Spineward Sectors 6: Admiral's Spine

Luke Sky Wachter

Science Fiction / Fantasy

Having defeated his enemies in Sector 25 and crushed the pirates in the Battle of Tracto, Admiral Jason Montagne of the Multi-Sector Patrol Fleet was ready - and even eager - to settle down to the task of rebuilding his fleet and consolidating his position within his home Sector. Unfortunately, there’s no time to rest on his laurels. Representative Kong Pao, a Sector Judge from Sectors 23 and 24, has come in person to plead for the lives of his people. The Judge's people are under attack and facing potential genocide, or enslavement, under Droid rule and he beseeches the only Confederation Admiral in the Spine for help. Faced with the dilemma of joining a fight he probably can’t win, or sitting back and giving his people the time they need to rest, recover and rebuild, he’s left asking himself one question: Could he look himself in the mirror if countless millions of lives were lost and he did nothing to stop it? Will it be safety and the smart play, or another grand roll of the dice as he goes all in with the lives of those who follow him? And what will this battle-hardened, increasingly bitter Admiral do if he finds the elected Politicians of these new Sectors are determined to play politics as usual and blame everything that goes wrong on the MSP? Find out in this exciting adventure of Admiral Jason Montagne and the MSP, the guardians of the Spineward Sectors.
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