Welcome to the universe of Halcyone Space. . .
After a reckless young computer programmer resurrects the damaged AI on a long dormant freighter, she and her accidental crew blunder into a galactic conspiracy forty years in the making.
A derelict ship and a splintered crew are not the rewards Ro had hoped for when she helped disrupt her father’s weapons smuggling operation. But with the responsibilities of full citizenship and limited resources, she’s forced to take her father’s place as chief engineer on Daedalus station while she and Barre try to repair their damaged freighter, Halcyone. When Barre’s brother Jem disappears, Barre and Ro race to find him before he sells his future and risks his mind for a black market neural implant. But locating The Underworld along with its rogue planet Ithaka has political consequences far beyond what Halcyone’s crew imagine, pitting Jem’s life against deadly secrets from a war that should have ended forty years ago.
ITHAKA RISING is book 2 of the Halcyone Space series of science fiction space opera adventures that began with DERELICT.
A kindle bestseller upon its release in 2014, DERELICT has been described as: “. . .not the usual YA. Nor is it the usual space opera. While some of the characters are military, they’re not the heroes. In the second book, in fact, it becomes pretty clear that the Commonwealth, the interplanetary government, is no benign Federation, that there are serious cracks within society, and history has been… sanitised.
A diverse cast, real consequences to physical injury, no easy fixes, realistic character arcs. . . . ”
–Mike Reeves-McMillan, reviewer, author, blogger