In Nadir's Shadow (The Twilight Years of the Commonwealth, Book One)

In Nadir's Shadow (The Twilight Years of the Commonwealth, Book One)

After a thousand years of war, the human Commonwealth reels under the renewed assault of the alien floaters. As humanity faces extinction, two men embark on divergent bids for peace...

Commander Miron and the crew of the Tenacious travel to the Commonwealth's birthplace and the site of its greatest crime, the planet Nadir, to retrieve an ancient prize that might persuade the enemy to halt their attack. Lab-born analyst Khariton learns he was bred for an unthinkable task: negotiate peace with the hated enemy. To do so, he must understand the cost of war, a lesson that takes him on a journey that will ultimately decide the fate of three civilizations.

The Tenacious hurtles towards a deadly confrontation at Nadir, where the Kith of the jungle face an invasion by strangers from beyond the sea. Twins Azial and Seruya believe they are destined to defeat this new enemy, an alliance complicated by Seruya's banishment. To unite the tribes, Azial fights old rivalries and the legacy of his own blood, when a tragic mistake by his son threatens to turn one of his supporters into a bitter enemy. Seruya's path leads her to the birthplace of the Kith's oldest enemy, where she uncovers a secret that will change them all forever.

Meanwhile, on the Commonwealth's homeworld of Marshal, Shura has hidden her son's mysterious defects from the government for seven years, afraid she'll lose him as she lost her other children to war. When her only ally is arrested, she makes a desperate gamble for freedom, and discovers her son's secret holds far more weight than she ever suspected...

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Inferno's Cast (The Twilight Years of the Commonwealth, Book Two)

Inferno's Cast (The Twilight Years of the Commonwealth, Book Two)

After a disastrous defeat, the Commonwealth flees before the floater onslaught, as the two men sent to ensure its survival balance the fate of humanity on a razor's edge...

Caught in the thick of the Commonwealth's retreat with the advance guards, Khariton has found the respect and appreciation he's craved all his life. He's convinced his mission is no longer relevant, but the war isn't done with him and his comrades yet. Stranded on Nadir, Commander Miron and Zakhar set out with Azial to find the prize that may save the Commonwealth, as Miron's guilt over the lives lost under his command slowly becomes an obsession. Azial doesn't trust the outsiders, but without their protection, Balbasu's alliance with the loud men will destroy the Udaki tribe. Should the Udaki trust an enemy, or risk fighting the loud men alone?

After breaking with Azial, Seruya stands ready to destroy the loud men for good, when a chance discovery undermines her resolve. Going through with her intentions will stain her forever, but the Udaki can't resist the loud men on their own, leaving Seruya to weigh the survival of her tribe against the cost to her soul.

Shura and Kirill are living on borrowed time, fleeing the floater assault with the remains of the Commonwealth. Although she's found the outlaws she'd meant to find on Marshal, they're not what she expected, and when her son's secret is finally revealed, they threaten to make him a central figure in the war with the floaters.

In the midst of the turmoil on Nadir, a jaded hunter arrives in the village of the loud men. He's come to test himself against the monsters of the jungle, but what he finds is far more dangerous than anything he's faced before...

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