was supposed to be an easy job: find the Dark Star Revolution
Starships, destroy them, and go home. But a booby-trapped vessel
decimates the Meridian Alliance fleet, leaving Serengetiâ€”a Valkyrie
class warship with a sentient AI brainâ€”on her own; wrecked and
abandoned in an empty expanse of space.Â
the edge of total failure, Serengeti thinks only of her crew. She
herds the survivors into a lifeboat, intending to sling them into
space. But the escape pod sticks in her belly, locking the
cryogenically frozen crew inside.
a scavenger ship arrives to pick Serengeti’s bones clean.
engines dead, her guns long silenced, Serengeti and her last two
robots must find a way to fight the scavengers off and save the crew
trapped inside her.
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years Serengeti drifted, dreaming in the depths of space. Fifty-three
years of patient waiting before her Valkyrie Sisters arrive to
retrieve her from the dark. A bittersweet homecoming follows, the
Fleet Serengeti once knew now in shambles, its admiral, Cerberus,
gone missing, leaving Brutus in charge. Brutus whoâ€™s subsumed the
Fleet, ignoring his duty to the Meridian Alliance to pursue a
vendetta against the Dark Star Revolution.
Valkyries have a plan to stop himâ€”depose Brutus and restore the
Fleetâ€™s purposeâ€”and that plan involves Serengeti. Depends on
Serengeti turning her guns against her own.
the Fleet can no longer be trusted. With Brutus in charge, itâ€™s
just Serengeti and her Sisters, and whatever reinforcements they can
top-to-bottom refit restores Serengeti to service, and after a rushed
reunion with Henricksen and her surviving crew, she takes off for the
stars. For Faradayâ€”a prison stationâ€”to stage a jailbreak, and
free the hundreds of Meridian Alliance AIs wrongfully imprisoned in
its Vault. From there to the Pandoran Cloud and a rendezvous with her
Valkyrie Sisters. To retrieve a fleet of rebel ships stashed away
last battle, one last showdown with Brutus and his Dreadnoughts and
it all ends. A civil warâ€”one half of the Meridian Alliance Fleet
turned against the other, with the very future of the Meridian
Alliance hanging in the balance.
Prequel to Serengeti
Opsâ€”the intelligence arm of the Meridian Alliance Fleet came
calling with an offer Henricksen couldnâ€™t refuse: a shipâ€”an
entire squadron of ships, actuallyâ€”and crew to command. A chance to
get back to the stars.
bad he didnâ€™t ask more questions before accepting the assignment.
Too bad no one told him just how dangerous this particular skunkworks
call the ship the RV-N: Reconnaissance Vessel – Non-combat, Raven for
short. A stealth shipâ€”fast, and maneuverable, and brutal as hell.
On the surface, Henricksen’s assignment seems simple: train his crew,
run the RV-Ns through their paces, get the ships certified for
mission operations and job done. But an accident in training reveals
a fatal design flaw in the Raven, and when an undercover operative
steals classified information from a Black Ops facility, the Fleet
Brass cancels the tests completely, rushing the faulty ships and
their half-trained crew into live operations. On a mission to recover
the Fleetâ€™s lost secrets.
of time and out of options, Henricksen has no choice but to launch
his squadron. But a ghost from his past makes him question
everythingâ€”the ships, their AI, the entirety of this mission, right
down to the secrets he and his crew are supposed to recover.
Rockwell is a New Englander, which is important to note because it
means she’s (a) hard headed, (b) frequently stubborn, and (c) prone
to fits of snarky sarcasticness. As a kid she subsisted on a steady
diet of fairy tales, folklore, mythology augmented by generous
helpings of science fiction and fantasy. As a quasi-adult she dreamed
of being the next Indiana Jones and even pursued (and earned!) a
degree in anthropology. Unfortunately, those dreams of being an
archaeologist didn’t quite work out. Through a series of twists and
turns (involving cats, a marriage, and a SCUBA certification, amongst
other things) she ended up working in IT for the U.S. Coast Guard and
now writes the types of books she used to read. Not a bad ending for
an Indiana Jones wannabe…
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