Burning in the Void

Burning in the Void Cover (medium)A catastrophic engine failure strands an interstellar space ship in the lonely void between solar systems, injures the mission commander, and reawakens old divisions among the crew. Over two hundred years later, the people of the Drake are running out of time, resources, and hope.

Sera was an apprentice healer in the Kingdom of Humanity until she turned to forbidden technology to heal a dying child. Arrested, convicted of heresy, and awaiting public execution, she is granted a chance to survive if only she will carry a message beyond the borders of the kingdom. Acting on instructions from the king’s demonic court jester, Sera sets off into a mysterious land hidden behind the walls of her prison cell.

Dominic was a veteran security operative for the Melder Consensus until his body was destroyed in a dissident attack. Now he is trapped in a synthetic body that he loathes, kept from suicide only by the love of a woman and the thin hope that he can still serve the Captain. That opportunity arrives when a dying woman falls into his life, carrying a message from someone who had been thought dead for centuries.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the Captain plots to save his ship from destruction, by any means necessary.

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“He basically takes his one main character, Sera, from a dismal life situation and through power plays, deception, and treachery tortures her to hell and back…” (verified review).

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Chapter 1 – heretic
Chapter 2 – have you ever been set on fire?
Chapter 3 – you must accept this
Chapter 4 – autonomic systems
Chapter 5 – blue arrows
Chapter 6 – critical
Chapter 7 – monitoring station
Chapter 8 – parasites
Chapter 9 – transfer
Chapter 10 – age and guilt
Chapter 11 – awakening
Chapter 12 – we are alike
Chapter 13 – posthuman culture
Chapter 14 – foundation
Chapter 15 – sickness
Chapter 16 – human?
Chapter 17 – the drake
Chapter 18 – integration
Chapter 19 – playback
Chapter 20 – truth
Chapter 21 – life
Chapter 22 – space
Chapter 23 – damn spinner
Chapter 24 – eye
Chapter 25 – outside
Chapter 26 – annihilation
Chapter 27 – wake up
Chapter 28 – attention seeking
Chapter 29 – layers of perception
Chapter 30 – you might not understand
Chapter 31 – behavioral counseling
Chapter 32 – green vines
Chapter 33 – the voice in my head
Chapter 34 – debt
Chapter 35 – approach
Chapter 36 – compound vision
Chapter 37 – act
Chapter 38 – finding a purpose
Chapter 39 – several angles at once
Chapter 40 – a reunion
Chapter 41 – a feast
Chapter 42 – immune system
Chapter 43 – breaking the seal
Chapter 44 – raid
Chapter 45 – interfacing
Chapter 46 – aftermath
Chapter 47 – union
Chapter 48 – time
Chapter 49 – burning in the void