When MSS Officer Kristen Stahl is seriously injured in the Battle of Allentown Spaceport the stability of her old life is thrown upside down. Along with her injuries she has to cope with a failing relationship and the possibility there is no longer a place for her in her beloved Martian Security Service.
An uncertain future awaits all of Mars, but it seems the fates are determined to test Officer Stahl to the very limits of her capability. Can she fight her way back to where she needs to be, or is the simple act of survival victory enough?
The Ephialtes Trilogy chronicles the conflict between Earth and Mars, triggered by Mars’ secession from the USAN in the aftermath of World War IV. Alongside the core novel trilogy are a series of short stories set in the same fictional universe, providing the connective tissue between books one and two of the trilogy. These are The Ephialtes Shorts.
About the Author
Gavin E Parker is from the Isle of Thanet in southern England, where he has lived and worked his whole life. He has dabbled in creating music, film and video in the past and is currently writing novels, short stories and blogs. Inspired by the rapidly expanding possibilities open to publishers in the twenty-first century, in 2014 Gavin set about writing his debut novel, Ephialtes. Ephialtes is the first of a trilogy of books chronicling the war between Earth and its former colony on Mars. A series of short stories - Ephialtes Shorts - set in the same fictional universe complements the main novel trilogy. Having worked in healthcare, local government and education he has a mildly jaundiced view of the human condition, but still maintains good humour about it. Things could be worse, right?