“She is your responsibility.”
Responsibility doesn’t know why her dragon mother left her with the crew of the Century Ship Ekkaia. She doesn’t know why she has wings instead of arms, nor her real name. All she knows is that Ekkaia’s crew keeps her as little better than a prisoner.
She has long since given up hope of her mother’s return, but when the Ekkaia rescues a shipwrecked man whose face resembles her own, she finally has the key to unlock the door to her past.
Beyond that door, she discovers a home she never knew existed, threatened by an unimaginable foe. When she stumbles upon a deadly plot, she must risk a return to captivity or see all that she loves destroyed.
Can Responsibility put aside all she has been to become all she was supposed to be?
Brothers look out for brothers. Usually…
With the Merc Guild opening up contracts again, it’s Zuul eat Zuul to get one as there are far more companies looking for work than there are contracts to be had. So when Taylor Van Zant gets an inside line on a 30-million-credit contract for Swamp Eagle Security, he races to Karma to throw his hat in the ring.
Unfortunately, Taylor arrives to find that the other North Florida mercenary company—the River Hawk Defense Group —is also bidding, and Taylor is forced to watch as they steal the contract out from under the Eagles. Which might have been a good thing, Taylor finds out later, as the River Hawks return beaten and bloodied from it.
So, with only a fraction of his company available, Taylor decides to go find out what happened to the missing people. It’s what brothers do.
But what he finds will make him rue that decision and draw him firmly into the Guild Wars.
- “Shadows,” a new Murphy’s Lawless novella by William Alan Webb on May 28.
- “We Dare: No Man’s Land,” a new anthology by Kennedy/Ibson on June 4.
- “The Progenitors’ War,” a new novel by Chris Kennedy on June 11.