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Five Moons - Resurrection
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ISBN-10: 1-77115-260-5
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Genre: Science Fiction/Fiction/Adventure
eBook Length: 160 Pages
Published: January 2016

From inside the flap

Five Moons: Resurrection is the story of Dallas Blake. By the end of the Corporate War, he had lost everything: his wife, his daughter, his whole family. He was a man in need of far more than just a new beginning. What Dallas needed was a resurrection. Five Moons: Resurrection is the story of his crew of misfits, every bit in need of resurrection as Dallas.

Dallas went to the Union Fleet space docks to buy a war surplus scout-class ship. Instead, he unknowingly buys the Tesseract. Its alien technology and artificial life forms are mysteries that he must solve as the action-packed rescue of Emma from the mercenaries leads Dallas and his crew into danger.

I must warn you – Five Moons: Resurrection is not your father’s science fiction. It is funny. It is a love story. It is a mystery. It is science fiction with the full flavor and robust action of a guns blazing Western. It is full contact, take no prisoners sci-fi that doesn’t quit on your mind to the very last word.

Five Moons - Resurrection (Excerpt)


Prologue

I am he who stands at the center of Five Moons' shadows. Clay of Earth, they did come in peace... or so they said. In peace, indeed, they came, but evil trailed behind them like a foul stench. It overcame their good intentions. It left the blood of four innocents on my hands.

Clay of Earth, know this to the very core of you: yours were the people cast into the outer darkness because of the evil in their hearts.


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With the advent of the timequake ships, mankind spread so rapidly out into the galaxy that chaos and corruption soon became the order of the day. So Union Fleet was formed to defend and protect mankind... from himself. To keep the peace, Union Fleet enforced the laws on all of the planets of the Union. For the most part, the people of Union Fleet were good and decent folks. For the most part, this all worked just fine on all of the civilized planets, but in the outworlds... well, that was another story. In the outworlds, where civilization was thin, evil thrived.


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The year was 5634 when Union Fleet first discovered that the quadrant around the Benaran Nebula had 73 planets, rich in natural resources, perfect for human habitation. Union policy was open settlement. Union policy was equal opportunity for all.

Amongst the many fine people of Union Fleet were some who were not. Overcome with greed, they formed an evil syndicate. The Syndicate hid its evil behind doctored star charts, and bogus laws, biding its time. The Syndicate infiltrated Union Fleet to the highest levels.

When Union Fleet finally opened the Benaran sector for human habitation, only 21 planets perfect for human habitation were correctly shown on the star charts. The other 52 were known only to the Syndicate, code-named Betto. The Syndicate hid behind interplanetary corporations and infiltrated the ranks of Union Fleet itself. In this way, the Syndicate thrived for many years. It grew fat and rich... and powerful. It hired a mercenary fleet of its own to protect the guilty and their ill-gotten gains.

When Union Fleet finally discovered the evil that was done, the Syndicate refused to loosen its evil grip. Its mercenaries waged a war to end all wars, slashing lives asunder, destroying families, leaving only sadness and chaos in its wake. Union Fleet came very close to losing that war, but after many hard-fought battles, and way too many lives lost, victory was finally at hand with the Mercenary surrender on Zari-Kuut.

Over Union Fleet's strong protests, self-serving politicians prematurely declared the war over, then wrangled for power amongst themselves while the Mercenaries simply scattered back into the outworlds. The mercenaries once more hid behind the Syndicate's doctored star charts, biding their time.

To make matters worse, the illusion of peace left Union Fleet with no choice but to sell off its huge surplus of ships and reduce its ranks. Millions of veterans suddenly found themselves alone on the outside, embroiled in the chaos that ensued...


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Across the vastness of space, that vile Clay of Earth did drag five nameless moons to destroy them, to hide the evil that was done. At the very gates of hell, in that vast sea of despair embroiled in the wake of chaos did I find hope - a single leaf in the wind.