TRIUMPH'S ASHES is a triumph!
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"The Artemis War - Volume 4 gives readers a complete package, drama, love, suspense, excitement, heartbreak, danger, blood and humor. All in one book." - Bookish Reviews
In the gripping sequel, "Triumph's Ashes," Kendra Cassidy's hopes of ending the war by toppling the Solarian Union have crumbled. Instead, the Union of Artemis has emerged stronger than ever, led by the ruthless Vasilia Newling, who is hell-bent on annihilating the Terran Federation and crushing the rebels on Luna. As Vasilia consolidates power, Kendra faces the shattering reality that her actions have inadvertently fueled a more formidable adversary. The once-united Earth Government now turns against Kendra, pushing her to contemplate fleeing to the stars with her family. However, the call to duty and the desperate plea from her allies force Kendra to remain on Earth, where a firestorm threatens everyone she holds dear. Now, with plots, counterplots, espionage, and treachery unfolding, Kendra, supported by her fellow dreamers, must navigate a complex web of personal courage and sacrifice to resist the impending doom brought by the Union.
In "Triumph's Ashes," readers are taken on a rollercoaster of political intrigue and personal struggle as Kendra and the Terran Federation battle against the relentless Union of Artemis. The narrative weaves a tale of loyalty, betrayal, and the high stakes of war, exploring the difficult choices Kendra must make to protect her loved ones. As both sides grapple with the inevitability of sacrifices for victory, the story unfolds against a backdrop of tension, making it clear that the price of triumph may be higher than anyone could have imagined. Will Kendra's resilience and the courage of her allies be enough to tip the scales, or will the cost of victory be too great for them to bear? "Triumph's Ashes" is a riveting exploration of the complexities of war, friendship, and the indomitable spirit of those who dare to resist.
"Sometimes, winning is harder than losing, as our intrepid heroines are finding out in Adam Gaffen's latest installment proves. Without spoiling anything, revolution is hard, bloody and when you are fighting a psychopathic whackjob, for your ohana... winning can feel very much like losing."
"Adam does an amazing job continuing the Cassidy Chronicles with this one... there's action, adventure, romance, and some heartbreak too... it's a definite page-turner, and I couldn't put it down!"
" His well defined characters and compelling dialogue drove the plot forward, and once I had discovered the basic gist of the story I was drawn into it with a degree of comfort and familiarity."
About the Author
"You know me. Jump first, knit a parachute on the way down." Kendra Cassidy, A Quiet Revolution (Cassidy 4)
Adam Gaffen is the author of the near-future, hopepunk science fiction universe that began with The Cassidy Chronicles. The Cassidyverse includes the epic saga of The Artemis War (which starts with The Road to the Stars), as well as The Ghosts of Tantor (the first book in the follow-up series) and two collections of stories. He's active on the convention circuit and loves talking to fans.
He's a member of the Colorado Authors League, Science Fiction Writers of America, and the Heinlein Society. He lives in Southern Colorado with his wife, five dogs, five cats, and wonders where all the time goes.