Burnt Worlds

Burnt Worlds

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The commander of HMCS Borealis has a problem. Several, actually, the most pressing of which is that he's not even supposed to be in charge. Disaster struck during the testing of a new jump drive, leaving the ship crippled and Lieutenant Dillon the highest-ranking officer still alive. At the far edge of the galaxy, beyond any hope of rescue, it's up to Dillon to pull the survivors together and get the ship home. As he struggles with the unexpected burden of command, things go from bad to worse. A fugitive alien priestess arrives, her presence a diplomatic nightmare waiting to happen. A mysterious ship follows them with murderous intent. And the Borealis' desperate second jump lands them in uncharted space, surrounded by star systems full of dead planets. With supplies dwindling, Dillon and the crew of the Borealis find themselves in a race against time to solve a centuries-old mystery. Can they stop an ancient enemy from being unleashed? Or are all the planets of the galaxy destined to become burnt worlds?"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 133.35 x 203.2 x 22.61mm | 480.81g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508511535
  • 9781508511533

About S J Madill

S.J. Madill hails from the magical land of Canada, and while there may not be any spaceships or unicorns (that you know of), there exists an uncanny natural ability to fix just about anything by using hockey equipment and duct tape. A lifelong reader, and a lover of all things research-intensive, he was often left feeling a sense of "what if?" when he finished reading a book. So he decided to answer those questions by writing some books of his own. You may not find any unicorns between the pages (unless they got squashed in the bindery), but you will find compassionate necromancers, reluctant warriors, and an alien who defies pronouns. When not writing, he can be found on his blog, The Edge of the Empire, pondering universal truths and how embarrassed we're all going to be when aliens see the Internet.show more

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130 ratings
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4 37% (48)
3 12% (16)
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1 1% (1)
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