Outlaw by Angus Donald

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Outlaw by Angus Donald
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In the tradition of Bernard Cornwell and Ben Kane, Outlaw is a rousing historical novel that mixes legend with fact to bring to life the time, the lives and the struggles of late 12th century England. As the Henry II struggles with his rebelious children and the conflict between the Saxon nobility and the Norman conquerors continues on as bloody as ever, there is a figure that has remained firmly fixed in the imagation of generations – Robin Hood, an outlaw and a renegade nobility determined to bring down the men who took his land, his family, and his position.

When he’s caught stealing, young Alan Dale is forced to leave his family and go to live with a notorious band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest. Their leader is the infamous Robin Hood. A tough, bloodthirsty warrior, Robin is more feared than any man in the county.

And he becomes a mentor for Alan; with his fellow outlaws, Robin teaches Alan how to fight – and how to win. But Robin is a ruthless man – and although he is Alan’s protector, if Alan displeases him, he could also just as easily become his murderer…From bloody battles to riotous feast days to marauding packs of wolves,

Outlaw is a gripping, action-packed historical thriller that delves deep into the fascinating legend of Robin Hood.

3 sort stories In the same universe :

The Rise of Robin Hood

The Betrayal of Father Tuck

The Hostility of Hanno

Renegade: (The Spiral Wars Book 1)

Renegade: (The Spiral Wars Book 1)
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AUREALIS AWARD FINALIST; Best SF Novel of 2015

One thousand years after Earth was destroyed in an unprovoked attack, humanity has emerged victorious from a series of terrible wars to assure its place in the galaxy.

But during celebrations on humanity’s new Homeworld, the legendary Captain Pantillo of the battle carrier UFS Phoenix is court-martialed then killed, and his deputy, Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande, the heir to humanity’s most powerful industrial family, is framed with his murder.

Assisted by Phoenix’s marine commander Trace Thakur, Erik and Phoenix are forced to go on the run, as they seek to unravel the conspiracy behind their Captain’s demise, pursued to the death by their own Fleet. What they discover, about the truth behind the wars and the nature of humanity’s ancient alien allies, will shake the sentient galaxy to its core.

ARTWORK

Scroll down to see the latest original Spiral Wars artwork by Hollywood concept & storyboard artist Aaron Sowd, and comics industry colour artist Dean White.

There will eventually be a new, original artwork on each Amazon book page of the Spiral Wars series, so look through them all, and keep checking back!

REVIEWS

I thought this was going to be yet another cookie-cutter space opera, boy was I wrong! This was fantastic.

…it hits the sweet spot between hard-science and imaginary scifi science. The hard science is very hard, from the perils of centrifugal spin-gravity in combat spacecraft to the destructive potential of ultra-fast kinetic energy weapons. The scifi science is made-up, but it has the key properties which all-too-often are missing: Internal Self-Consistency and Attention To Unintended Consequences. This makes the scifi science semi-hard as well…

…The characters are memorable and engaging…

Dire Planet

Dire Planet
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Thrust into the savage Martian past, Garvey Dire must solve the mystery of time in a world of alien monsters and brutal violence or see his own world destroyed by war.

“I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again and I’ll keep on saying it until they slam the lid shut: Dire Planet is the best Edgar Rice Burroughs novel not written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.” -Derrick Ferguson, author of Dillon and the Voice of Odin.

“If high adventure and deeply realized alien cultures with lots of beautiful warrior women are your bag, you owe it to yourself to check this sucker out.” -Russ Anderson, editor of How the West was Weird 1,2, and Campfire Tales.

From the Author

This novel originated as a serialized story written for Frontier Publishing, appearing on a bi-weekly basis. I wanted to do something in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s John Carter Warlord of Mars–something that brought that sense of awe and excitement that I felt when I first read those stories–yet I wanted to write something unique enough to stand on its own.
Dire Planet fits nicely into the genres known as planetary adventure or planetary romance, but I like to call it sword and science fiction.  It takes place on Mars and features stranded American astronaut Garvey Dire, who is not nearly so good with a sword as John Carter of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s novels, but what he lacks in skill he makes up with persistence and tenacity, and the fact that his musculature is used to gravity that is three times stronger than on the Martian planet.
After Frontier Publishing was through serializing Dire Planet, this novel was published by Cyber-Pulp, Rage Machine Press, and now PulpWork Press which has also published the succeeding four novels.

Metal Warrior: Born of Steel (Mech Fighter Book 1)

Metal Warrior: Born of Steel (Mech Fighter Book 1)
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The world as we know it has come to an end, and humanity’s only hope may be a man who cannot survive without the aid of a robotic suit. Fortunately, that suit is one of the most powerful weapons ever created.

A military sci-fi adventure from Amazon All-Star author James David Victor

Dane Williams barely survived the Exin attack and is faced with a life of pain and torment. With the help of experimental drugs and a robotic suit, he has a chance for a semi-normal life. And as a new Marine in the Mechanized Infantry Division, he has a chance to strike back at the enemy that has caused so much pain and destruction. Can Dane and his fellow Marines fight back and save humanity or is Earth heading for an extinction level event?

Metal Warrior: Born of Steel is the first book in the Mech Fighter series. If you like fast-paced space adventures with engaging characters and exciting battles, you will definitely want to see how the Metal Warriors save mankind, or if they can.

Critical Failures (Caverns and Creatures Book 1)

Critical Failures (Caverns and Creatures Book 1)
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What if you and your friends got to live the game for real? What if you and your friends were assholes? After relentlessly mocking their strange new Game Master, Tim and his friends find themselves trapped in the bodies of their fantasy game characters, in a world where the swords, the magic, and the gastrointestinal issues are all too real.

They learn hard lessons about tolerance and teamwork, and a new meaning for the term “dump stat”. Ha ha. Just kidding. They don’t learn shit. Never before have comedy and fantasy come together so much like a train wreck, in which each train was carrying a shipment of burning dumpsters.

You just can’t help but continue to stare. Don’t be the last of your circle of nerds to read this book. Shake the Dorito crumbs out of your neck beard, grab your large sack, and prepare to enter the world of Caverns & Creatures. Get it NOW!

Rivers of London

Rivers of London
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My name is Peter Grant and until recently I was just another probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right thinking people as the Metropolitan Police and by everyone else as the filth. My only concerns in life were avoiding a transfer to the Case Progression Unit – We do paperwork so other coppers don’t have to – and where to get a hot coffee while on late shift. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from a man who was dead, but disturbingly voluble and that brought me to the attention Chief Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in Britain.

And that, as they say, is where the story really starts.

Now I’m in plain clothes and the first apprentice wizard in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated. Now I’m dealing with nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the River Thames and digging up graves in Covent Garden – and that’s just the routine stuff.

Because there’s something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious, vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.

The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it’s fallen to me to bring order out of chaos – or die trying. Which, I don’t mind telling you, would involve a hell of a lot of paperwork.

By Order of the President (A Presidential Agent Novel Book 1)

By Order of the President (A Presidential Agent Novel Book 1)
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When a leased Boeing 727 is violently hijacked from Angola and flown to parts unknown, the President turns to an outsider—Major Carlos Guillermo Castillo—for answers. A pilot, West Point graduate, and veteran of Desert Storm, Castillo has a sharp eye for the facts—and the truth behind them.

In Africa, he is helped and hindered by unexpected allies and ruthless enemies, and begins to untangle a plot of horrific dimensions—a plot that, unless Castillo acts quickly, will end very, very badly.

The Last Heroes: A Men at War Novel

The Last Heroes: A Men at War Novel
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June, 1941. Determined that the United States will be prepared for war, Franklin D. Roosevelt and “Wild Bill” Donovan orchestrate the most complex espionage organization in history, the Office of Strategic Services.

Young and daring, the OSS assemble under a thin camouflage of diplomacy and then disperse throughout the world to conduct their operations.

And no operation is more critical than the one being conducted by hotshot pilot Richard Canidy and his half-German friend Eric Fulmar: to secure the rare ore that will power a top-secret weapon coveted on both sides of the Atlantic–the atomic bomb.

Firefly – Big Damn Hero

Firefly - Big Damn Hero
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The original novel tying into the critically acclaimed and much-missed Firefly series from creator Joss Whedon.

The Battle of Serenity Valley was the turning point that led the Independents to their defeat at the hands of the Alliance. Yet the Browncoats had held the valley for weeks against all odds, before being ordered to lay down their arms. Command stated they refused to send in airpower because the ground war was “too hot.” But the soldiers who were there insist that was not true…

While picking up a new cargo on Persephone, Captain Malcolm Reynolds is kidnapped by a bunch of embittered veteran Browncoats who suspect him of sabotaging the Independents during the war. As the rest of the crew struggle to locate him, Mal is placed on trial for his life, fighting compelling evidence that someone did indeed betray them to the Alliance all those years ago. As old comrades and old rivals crawl out of the woodwork, Mal must prove his innocence, but his captors are desperate and destitute, and will settle for nothing less than the culprit’s blood.

Judge Dredd Year One: City Fathers (Judge Dredd- Year One Book 1)

Judge Dredd Year One: City Fathers (Judge Dredd- Year One Book 1)
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