Shadowed Stars: The Reign of the Black Guard
Book Two in the Shadowed Stars sci-fi book series will allow you to follow the adventures of Josh Broody. A hero corrupted, turned villain, and back to hero as he is put on a path of redemption while the sins of his evil deeds haunt each new step he takes. He is a brother mentioned in prophecy to bring about the demise of the Dark Lord Epitaph by ending his brutal reign. With his brother Jase already killed, the prophecy seems broken, but he still finds himself pursued by the Black Guard, a most brutal and military regime wielded by Epitaph. He is also pursued by mercenaries and bounty hunters. His companion is Cody, from a wolfman-like race called Canians and a former victim to Josh's own brutal hand. The two enemies have become friends. Along the way, they will meet other unexpected allies, and Josh's heart will be torn between two women, Laylee and Tana. Conflicts with the Honsho Piracy will also produce a questionable ally in the famed Gold Gatling. Together, they will be pursued relentlessly as the mystery to the fact that the broken prophecy still seems to be played out and is not broken at all. Epitaph's reign of power rests on the death of the two brothers. Jase is dead, and somehow Josh is still a threat. The adventure will span many worlds and systems, including dangerous foes like a mercenary that collects patchwork skin from his victims, and Josh's former bride, now the bride of Epitaph and herself with a zombie side and a wrath of thirst to desperately quench with bloodshed and an agenda of her own. Can Josh Broody find love again and survive being hunted as his very existence could seal a prophecy and bring a tyrant down to restore freedom? Or will Epitaph kill Josh and anyone that assists him and further cement his domination in the universe? In the Shadowed Stars universe, the victory of heroes is not always a sure thing.
Shadowed Stars is an epic tale with a more mature flavor.