Shadowplay: Book One of the Starcrown Chronicles

Shadowplay: Book One of the Starcrown Chronicles

Jon Gerrard

Science Fiction / Space / Space Opera

Waking up on a strange ship, 21 year old Cordass Pell learns that he is on his way to serve a life sentence on the penal planet of Demerl. But before the transport arrives, the ship is hijacked by pirates and Pell and the other prisoners are sold as slaves to a sadistic owner. The trouble is that he can’t remember anything about his life before waking up. And someone keeps trying to kill him.Cordass Pell has a problem. When the 21 year old regains consciousness on a strange ship, he finds that he is on his way to serve a life sentence on the frozen penal planet of Demerl. But before the transport arrives, the ship is hijacked by pirates and Pell and the other prisoners are sold as slaves to a sadistic owner in a distant star system. The trouble is that he can’t remember anything about his life before waking up on that prison transport. And someone keeps trying to kill him. As he tries to learn about his mysterious past he realizes that the secret of his identity may hold the key to stabilizing the turbulent political situation in his home nation and perhaps all of human occupied space.
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The Tribe

The Tribe

Jon Gerrard

Science Fiction / Space / Space Opera

A serial killer is kidnapping teenagers across Long Island and leaving their mutilated bodies discarded in his wake. Meanwhile, in the small town of Mayfair Park, a group of high school seniors discovers that they have begun to develop incredible super human abilities.Just regular teens with superhuman powers.Set in the small Long Island town of Mayfair Park, The Tribe tells the story of an ethnically diverse group of high school seniors. Unknown to anyone else, these high school seniors have been harboring a secret that has the potential to change the world. Over the past several years each of these high school seniors has developed a unique superhuman ability.Slowly, their powers are revealed to each other and the teens set about the difficult task of learning to control their abilities. Everything suddenly changes, however, when a serial killer begins abducting teens across the island, leaving their mutilated bodies behind.When several members of the group go missing, the remaining teens must come together and use all their courage and ability to rescue their friends from a fate worse than death. The clock is ticking… and what the teens discover next will rock them to their very core. Someone very powerful is plotting against them, and it’s only a matter of time before they uncover the truth about their very own existence…Now the high school seniors of Mayfair Park must overcome the forces sent against them in a series of deadly encounters that will either set them free or lead to their instant demise. Throughout this ordeal, the teens also face another important dilemma… how do they explain their absence to their parents without being grounded and missing the senior prom?The Tribe is a gripping and powerful tale about survival. It is about making difficult and courageous decisions at the risk of losing everything and everyone. Ultimately, this is a story about hope overcoming fear in a truly original way.
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Scourge: Book Two of the Starcrown Chronicles

Scourge: Book Two of the Starcrown Chronicles

Jon Gerrard

Science Fiction / Space / Space Opera

Jason Raynor is back on the Gilead throne and the downward spiral of the nation that began under his uncle's rule has been stopped. But as the pirate raids against interstellar shipping continue the king is forced to turn to the one person he trusts who has experience moving in that world: Cordass Pell. Can even the infamous smuggler captain learn the truth before interstellar war erupts?Jason Raynor has been back on the Gilead throne for six months and the downward spiral of the kingdom that began under the oppressive rule of his uncle has been stopped. People no longer live in fear of their government and a true sense of peace has settled over the nation. But as the pirate raids against interstellar shipping continue, the king is forced into making a desperate decision. The impact of the increasing pirate activity is causing Gilead to slip closer and closer toward a devastating economic depression. Every undercover operative that has been sent to investigate the pirate network has either met with failure or mysteriously disappeared, and Jason finds himself forced to turn to the one person he trusts who has experience moving in that world to infiltrate the pirate network: Cordass Pell.With rumors of a pirate fleet massing on the outskirts of inhabited space, Pell and his crew must use every trick at their disposal to pierce the inner workings of the pirate network and discover who or what is behind this growing menace. But can even the infamous smuggler captain discover the truth behind the pirate threat before interstellar war erupts?
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