Less than five months ago, lights appeared in the sky. Days later the ships started to arrive. They call themselves the Consortium. They are human, or at least Simian, descending from the same genetic line as humans. They terraformed this planet centuries ago, sent settlers a mere forty thousand years ago. Now they are back, ready to begin the exploration of this galaxy.
For Cheyenne Walker, Chief Petty Officer aboard the Cambridge, a USS destroyer, the arrival of the Consortium is just one more obstacle to finishing her final tour of duty and getting home to her kids. The political upheaval forces the US into an uneasy alliance with the Consortium against China, and puts the Cambridge on the edge of a nuclear blast.
Cheyenne wakes to find herself aboard the Corelean, a Consortium Medical Evacuation ship. Floating in a medi-tank, she wonders if they really can’t repair the wreck of her body, whether these newcomers are friends or foes and most importantly, will she ever make it back to children?
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R. J. Eliason writes immersive science fiction and fantasy stories that feature diverse characters. Her writing spans many sub-genres from alien contact, apocalyptic stories and epic fantasy. She also writes in a wide variety of formats, from full length novels to an ongoing serialized adventure. Her writing can be found in digital and print formats anywhere online that books are sold. Or check out her website at rj.eliason.com and sign up for a free book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just meh. Short .
The author does not understand military rank. Unless a Chief Petty Officer is wearing the necklace of the Medal of Honor a salute from anyone would result in the saluting arm being snap off and the offending person requesting forgiveness from the Chief. Chiefs are not sir or ma'am they are chief, senior chief or master chief. Most of the first book centered around petty officer Dan Oleson and the fact that he was a homosexual and that it was ok to be such. Less on sexual orientation, more on plot development and much better editing pertaining to enlisted and officer conduct.