Stars of Blood and Glory by Joe Vasicek
(Gaia Nova)

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THE ONLY HOPE FOR THE LAST FREE STARS NOW LIES ON THE PATH OF BLOOD AND GLORY. The princess of Shinihon could not have picked a worse time to run away. The largest Hameji battle fleet ever gathered threatens to overrun the last of the free stars. To make matters worse, a rogue assassin from an unknown faction has killed the high admiral of the Federation. Without clear leadership, the war may be lost before she can be found. But Danica Nova and her band of Tajji mercenaries are no strangers to lost causes. They've fought the Hameji before, and they'll fight them again—not for honor, or for glory, but simply for the pay. War has been their way of life ever since the diaspora from the homeworld. Master Sergeant Roman Krikoryan is one of the few remaining mercenaries still old enough to remember the homeworld. But he's an old cyborg, and his humanity is fading. Death is a mercy he doesn't expect to find on this mission. They aren't the only ones after the princess, however. Hungry for glory and eager to make a name for himself, Sholpan's son Abaqa seeks to make the girl his slave. Though only a boy, he'll stop at nothing to prove himself to his Hameji brethren. With the Federation in disarray, the bloody end of the war may come too soon for some of them. But one thing is certain—not all of them will live to see it. A 75,000 word (215 page) novel of Gaia Nova that takes place 15 years after the events of BRINGING STELLA HOME. Other books in the Gaia Nova series include: SHOLPAN DESERT STARS HEART OF THE NEBULA (forthcoming)

About Joe Vasicek

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When Joe Vasicek was eight years old, he saw Star Wars IV: A New Hope and read Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. He's been making up stories about other worlds ever since. On this world, he's traveled to the Colorado Rockies, the Syrian Desert, the vineyards of Imereti, the shores of the Mediterranean, and the gilded domes of the Holy Land, all of which have influenced his books. He graduated in 2010 from Brigham Young University with degrees in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies & Arabic, and has since worked in a candy factory, a costume warehouse, a Washington D.C. think tank, and a village school in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. He has published over a dozen novels and novellas, but he hopes that that number will eventually grow to exceed one hundred. In the meantime, no matter what he does or where he travels, he's always writing.
Published December 26, 2013 253 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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