The second book of the Ephialtes Trilogy, Phobos Rising, will be released 10 October 2017.
Phobos Rising will be available in ebook and paperback formats on amazon.com and other Amazon stores.
The Ephialtes Trilogy chronicles the conflict between Earth and Mars, triggered by Mars’ secession from the USAN in the aftermath of World War IV. The stories of The Ephialtes Shorts Collection make up the connective tissue between books one and two of the trilogy. The collection comprises all four previously released shorts together with the exclusive Ephialtes Short V: Why Am I So Clever?
When MSS Officer Kristen Stahl is seriously injured in the Battle of Allentown Spaceport the security of her old life is thrown upside down. Along with her injuries she has to cope with a failing relationship and the possibility there is no longer a place for her in her beloved Martian Security Service.
An uncertain future awaits all of Mars, but it seems the fates are determined to test Officer Stahl to the very limits of her capability. Can she fight her way back to where she needs to be, or is the simple act of survival victory enough?
The USAN isn’t the place it used to be. The Martian deuterium embargo is causing huge economic damage, and the public is restive. Student Adam Wilson believes in his country but is reluctant to voice his feelings in light of the burgeoning protest movement’s belligerent attitude.
Following his own brush with authority Adam has to reassess his beliefs. Could it be that their once great president has stepped over the line? With a huge schism looming Adam is going to have to pick a side, but in world filled with uncertainty it will be no easy choice.
The Ephialtes Trilogy is a series of three books set in the twenty-third century. The story centres on the conflict arising between the dominant nation on Earth, the USAN, and its colony on Mars.
When the leading industrialist on Mars, Charles Venkdt, polls the Martian population on self-determination he receives a powerful mandate and proceeds with proclaiming independence.
In the USAN this is met with consternation, and the president controversially decides to refit the massive orbiting dropship carrier Ephialtes for interplanetary spaceflight.
News of the impending arrival of Ephialtes galvanises the Martians, who in turn set about quickly forming an army and building defences.
The main novel trilogy is complemented by a series of short stories, The Ephialtes Shorts, set in the same fictional universe. The first four shorts, See the Worlds, A Cold Wind Blows, Son of New York and Be All You Can Be are available individually or anthologized in The Ephialtes Shorts Collection. The collection includes the previously unreleased Ephialtes Short V: Why Am I So Clever?