The Kestral Voyages are my most popular novels, featuring Captain Carolyn Kestral and the crew of the freighter Mary in exciting adventures in Orion’s Arm!
The Kestral universe is one of Humanity struggling to develop, establish and expand itself across the Orion Arm… redesigning its people to exist on the many terraformed planets of the Fraternity… avoiding the alien Raians that oppose human Manifest Destiny… and dealing with the fact that Humanity’s greatest enemy, as always, is itself.
All of the Kestral novels are being updated for a modern audience and re-released with new covers and ebook formatting.
Book I: Race to Deep Abignon
She survived the Spiders’ virus… but is it just a stay of execution?
Carolyn Kestral’s last encounter with the hostile, spiderlike aliens known as Raians, and their attack virus—code-named Venom—didn’t kill her as expected, but all the same destroyed her career in the Orion Guard. Now the proud owner of a Quicksilver-class freighter, she gathers a small crew and goes into business on her own.
But when a clandestine first run attracts the attention of the Spiders, Captain Kestral’s crew worries that the stress could trigger the virus, turning her into a lethal human weapon at the worst possible moment…
Book II: Defiance of the Concorde
The Concorde does business rough. But they’ve never dealt with Carolyn Kestral.
Despite Captain Carolyn Kestral’s best efforts, her medical past and hazardous reputation means she must accept sketchy freight jobs just to make ends meet… including jobs from shadowy and barely-legal organizations like the Concorde.
And when one of those sketchy jobs at the remote Rho station takes a bad turn—and a group of innocents are marked for death—Kestral and the crew of the Mary realize that, to help them escape the Concorde’s wrath, they need the aid of an unlikely new ally: The wily and mercenary Captain of the Jovian Skies…
Coming in mid-2018!
And soon to be re-released—
Planet Shura Dva seems to be deliberately resisting and sabotaging the terraforming work of the Orion Engineers. A local workers’ leader claims to be able to “feel” the planet’s anger… but the Engineers think he’s really a terrorist leader secretly orchestrating the attacks. And when Carolyn Kestral and the crew of the Mary arrive on Shura Dva to help out a friend in need… they discover that the planet itself may not allow them to leave!
Carolyn Kestral and the crew of the Mary, as well as Coray Gheris and the crew of the Jovian Skies, get caught in a crossfire of rival planetary corporate entities, con men, assassins and killer robots, all centered around the House of Jacquarelle… and in the process, they discover a shocking secret about one of their own!
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