Shad’s Books




Book One in a new epic fantasy trilogy

On the shores of a new land filled with deadly monsters, a different kind of mercenary company is forming up. The men of the Tooth and Blade will fight for Ostora, to protect the people of this bright land from the dangers that stalk it. And somehow, if they live, they will find a place for themselves in this fresh country.

But there’s a long road ahead for Captain Pelekarr of the cavalry and Damicos of the foot soldiers, if they’re to establish the fledgling company’s reputation and navigate the local barons’ intrigues. The Kerathi military has pulled out, and the barbarian tribesmen are massing for battle. Every day brings new threats, from forest behemoths that can devour a horse to packs of pale apes that are far more cunning than they seem.

And somewhere, deep in the vast wilderness beyond the coast, lies a lost settlement with a source of wealth and power that will change not only Ostora, but the entire world. If the Tooth and Blade can claim it, they’ll become legends.

They might die trying.

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When he first awakens on the beach of a lonely tropical island, Sergeant John Fletcher has no idea what he’s in for. He’s a battlefield hacker, a veteran of the Green Wars that pitted the exploiters against the exploited and nearly tore the Earth apart. But he’s out of his depth in the jungle, preferring wires and circuits to leaves and mud.

Then armed sentinel bots lock onto him, and he’s thrust right back into territory that’s all too familiar. Somehow, it seems that the island’s mysterious inhabitants missed the memo that the wars are over.

Making his way to the heart of a hidden jungle facility, Fletcher is confronted by an immense artificial intelligence, Eve, and finds that her plan is far-reaching and deadly. For the sake of the entire world, Fletcher must use all his skill and cunning to outwit his opponent.

If he doesn’t, Earth will be remade without humans to trouble it anymore.


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 Edge Space: Memoir of a Teenage Starfighter Pilot


memoir of a teenage starfighter pilot

An unknown race of humans from beyond known space are invading, but humanity fights back with young ace Deckham Bannison at the tip of the spear. Flying drones into combat with his wingmen from the safety of a mobile space station, he pummels the enemy fleets.

But there’s something else going on behind the scenes, and Earth’s strategists aren’t telling the young pilots what they need to know. Deckham organizes his own investigation between combat missions, uncovering more and more of the true forces keeping humanity at war with their mysterious enemy. What he ultimately discovers will unravel everything he thinks he knows about this war.

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