Epsilon: Broken Stars

Epsilon: Broken Stars

by Erin Klitzke

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In a universe where the fate of free worlds hangs in the balance, can one man make a difference?

The Resistance is a thin line of defense for the free planets of the Borderworlds. The strip of former colonies forms a shrinking boundary between the Earth-controlled Drilin Imperium and the Epsilon Alliance, superpowers locked in a cold war a hundred years old. It�s a no-man�s land home to billions living under the constant threat of Imperium invasion, a place where the Alliance dares not intercede for fear of sparking all-out war.

Aaron Taylor knows what�s at stake when he volunteers to join the Resistance. The son of an Imperium general, the Alliance-trained military spy�s existence can be officially disavowed at a moment�s notice. It�s work that�s already cost him everything he holds dear�including his beloved partner of seven years.

He joins the Resistance as a man with nothing left to lose at a time when the Resistance needs men like him the most. It�s far from the disorganized rabble both the Alliance and the Imperium think it is, but without more able hands, the Borderworlds are doomed. Soon, he begins to believe as they do�that there�s no hope for humanity without the men and women willing to fight and die for their homes on the border.

Torn between duty to both, when the chips are down, which will Taylor choose: the Alliance that made him, or the Resistance that made him its own?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013250819
Publisher: Erin Klitzke
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Series: Epsilon , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Erin M. Klitzke has been writing since she was an adolescent, though most of those early works will never see the light of day. She got her BA in history and anthropology from Grand Valley State University and her MA in history from Oakland University, and much to her mother�s occasional dismay, what she does with those degrees is write fiction.

She lives in Detroit�s northern suburbs and enjoys reading, sewing, gaming, and renaissance festivals when she�s not creating her own worlds. You can find her on the web at www.embklitzke.com, e-mail her at doc (at) embklitzke (dot) com, and follow her on Twitter at @EMBKDoc.

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Epsilon: Broken Stars 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Solid sci fi adventure. The story picks up as the Alliance spec ops officer arrives in the border zone where the Alliance cannot intervene under terms of a treaty. Along with a handful of his spec ops team members, he is assigned to work undercover to contact and assist the local resistance, who are preparing for potential battle if the Imperium decides to take on their planet. The story sets up a believable conflict between the two key super powers. There is a back history of earlier conflicts (the Preytax and Seccession Wars) mentioned, but not fully explained. The independent border planets are each protecting their own homes, but are not yet ready to join forces to resist the oncoming Imperial forces. This story focuses on the efforts to recover from extensive injuries and emotional trauma, including loss of his beloved partner, MIA during their last mission together in a failed attempt to save Coraline. His partner is presumed captured but whereabouts unknown. The action centers on building a relationship with the planetary resistance forces, connecting with the mysterius Sotheby, Wil, Sam, Jack, and Dr. Ross' efforts to protect and train Sam to become the next leader of the resistance, offering support to resistance on another planet, and resolving the central mystery of Wil's partner, but raises a whole host of other questions in the process. The abrupt ending suggests a future resolution three years in the future. Book 2, not yet released, will be from perspective of Dr. Ross, the Redeemer. There's an extensive backstory in this book, which presumably will be revealed further in the next book - including Wil and Doc' s relatives in the Imperium, Sam's missing sister who was engaged to Dr. Ross, Wil's conflict with his partner's twin sister - Captain Flannery, psychological experiments, Imperium prison planets, jailing of political dissidants, various alien cultures, and secondary characters, including General Hunter, the local bar owner, the general's friend, who has become something of a forseer, and other members of the local resistance. There's a lot left unresolved, but holds its own as a stand alone sci fi adventure. A few minor editing errors with puntuation and typos. Four stars. Looking forward to learning more in future books in this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As he gazed at them his eyes reflected the stars. Far away he heard cars. Prey moved through the forest and all is well. He couldnt help thinking,gee this is swell. The crichets chirped and the moon wasout. It was round and full and stout. He padded to his nest to eep. And the last bird awake sang tweet tweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gtg now bye guys!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"find me and you can" *pushes her out and leaves the clan forever*