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About Craig Martelle
I'm not sure which place I prefer, but I don't have to choose. They live together in my mind. My books have some award nominations, they have bestseller tags across multiple countries. I write about justice, honor, and loyalty because that's what I care about. My stories are mostly set within worlds that haven't been, but could be. We have to be ready.
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No matter where I went, I always had a book with me. Thanks to 21st Century technology, I now have hundreds of books loaded on my phone and always with me. This breakthrough allows me to binge read my favorites. How many books would I have read on deployments had I not had to have a physical book with me? I paced myself so I wouldn't finish too quickly.
We aren't encumbered like that now. I love the works of Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, JRR Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and so many more. I have been compared to Andre Norton and that is humbling - she was an incredible author with a huge list of novels to her credit. With every new book, I aspire to live up to those that you, the readers, have compared me to.
Through a bizarre series of events, I ended up in Fairbanks, Alaska. I never expected to retire to a place where golf courses are only open for four months out of the year. But that's the way it is. It is off the beaten path. My wife and I get to watch the northern lights from our driveway. Our dog has lots of room to run. And temperatures reach fifty below zero. We have from three and a half hours of daylight in the winter to twenty-four hours in the summer.
It's all part of the give and take of life. If we didn't have those extremes, then everyone would live in the sub-arctic.
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Dragons don’t exist. Except on the Astral Plane where humans aren’t welcome.
When humanity built spaceships and headed to the stars, they found the dragons waiting. Some places they’ll let humans go. Others they won’t.
And sometimes humanity refuses to be denied. That’s where the Mystics come in. They commune with the Astral Plane. They deal with the dragons. They suffer the dragon’s fury. And sometimes they bend the dragons to their will.
Very few have the gift of being able to see the Astral Plane. Their innate talents are nurtured in the Mystic Academy. Earth Fleet has its own academy where they train the best and brightest for careers in space. They work within the laws of physics. And they have to work with the Mystics, too, even though they don’t understand them.
Because they don’t believe that Dragons are real.
Do you work in the Astral or Material Plane? Join us today and see for yourself.
Victory or death! Fight to survive.
The complete set in one package – as much military science fiction adventure as your heart can handle. Aliens. Galactic conquest. Grunts. And firepower. Humanity learns that it's not the biggest or the baddest in the universe, but that doesn't stop them.
Who kicks off the battle? Cannon fodder. Soften up the enemy. The Metal Legion. Old mechs crewed by former prisoners with nowhere else to go. They carry the burden. They bear the pain.
But they don't want to die. “Never fight fair when fighting for your life” The motto of the Metal Legion. They fight to win.
The mechs stand tall, or crawl, or run, or scamper. A dozen different designs, held together by rough welds and sheer willpower. And the soldiers within, like Xi Bao who refuses to give up.
Taking her armor underground, she finds the enemy, in numbers far greater than she was told. Knee deep in the war, her crew gives their old mech new vigor for one last chance at glory.
Victory or death! More ammo. More missiles. More beds in the hospital.
All 8 books included in this GIANT omnibus:
- Scorpion's Fury
- Frozen Fire
- Lunar Assault
- Watery Grave
- Cry Havoc
- Search & Destroy
- End of War
Metal Legion – climb the ramp and come along for the ride. It’ll be bumpy and hot, but fire the mains and full speed ahead. Read Metal Legion today.
A Cat and his human minions fight to bring peace to humanity.
The reviewers had these words: "Engaging characters...fun and interesting...enjoyable and light reading...you won't want to put it down!"
Compared to Andre Norton, the Free Trader series takes you to a colonized world across the galaxy where humans and their sentient creations struggle together to build a better world. Not everyone believes. Some believe that being stronger means they can take what they want. People suffer, until the Free Trader arrives. He only wants to trade, but the takers have other ideas.
Join the Free Trader as he journeys across the world of Vii in search of something better.
The keys to the universe…
…are hidden on two different planets, both at war.
The Bad Company is the only force capable of unlocking destiny.
Terry and Char take the Bad Company beyond the frontier, back to Benitus Seven. What they find shocks them to the very core of their beings.
Marcie and Kae develop a new force, a land army to win the peace and keep it. They are sent to Kor’nar, a planet populated by insect people. Their challenges start buzzing the second they land with a force ten thousand strong.
When two worlds clash, there can only be one winner.
Terry. Char. The last chapter. Read it now.
This is the final book with Terry and Char as main characters. It’s two books in one and twice as long as the average Bad Company. Enjoy their swansong. If you haven’t followed Terry and Char’s adventures, don’t start here. You can follow them into space with The Bad Company or you can go all the way back to when they first met in Nomad Found, Book 1 of the Terry Henry Walton Chronicles.
Go forth and conquer, just like Terry and Char.
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*NOTE: If cursing is a problem, then this might not be for you.
Rivka Anoa has a gift and a galactic mandate.
She's a lawyer accused of a murder she did commit. She stands ready to accept her fate, even though her victim was a murderer. A second chance appears. Become more than a lawyer. Be one who judges and punishes the guilty.
Could she look herself in the mirror after meting out justice? She's about to find out. Rivka heads to space to be the Judge, Jury, & Executioner. Criminals have nowhere to go.
You Have Been Judged...
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Judge, Jury, & Executioner is a stand-alone series in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe. No previous books need to be read. Just lock in your seat-belt, grab your favorite drink and be ready for your socks to be blown off.
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*** This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, perhaps this book isn't for you.
A planet in dispute. Farmers vs miners, and no one knows the full story.
The Federation sends Rivka and her team to resolve a case of settlers squatting on a remote planet when the owners finally came calling.
Not what it seems. Three generations of settlers and more. A planet that isn’t as welcoming as it appears. Crops coming ripe. Miners ready to dig. Tempers flare as the sides face off.
Until the Magistrate gets in the middle of it with all the firepower at her command – the law, a calm voice. and a good railgun.
Magistrate Rivka Anoa is the legal eagle you want on your side. No better friend. No worse enemy.
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Judge, Jury, & Executioner is within the Kurtherian Gambit Universe, but you don’t need to read those to enjoy these. Start with You Have Been Judged and enjoy the stories of Rivka and her team. Just lock in your seatbelt, grab your favorite drink, and be ready for your socks to be blown off.
They say that behind every great man is a great woman...but what if that woman is a Werewolf?
This digital box set contains ALL 11 books of the best-selling Terry Henry Walton Chronicles series from Craig Martelle and Michael Anderle.
Can Terry Henry Walton help bring humanity back to civilization?
He finds that he needs help and starts building his Force de Guerre, a paramilitary group that will secure this new world from those who would take and destroy.
When the enemies of peace appear before the FDG is ready, Terry partners with a werewolf to fight a battle that he must win.
Sawyer Brown is no more, but he was just the minor opening act...
Terry Henry and Charumati (Char) have to deal with her Alpha coming back, the new refugees getting settled in the town and .. Beer!
With the FDG doubling in size, Terry Henry needs to bring about a little organizational structure to the group.While also deciding how to have that conversation with Char about her lineage...
Not sure how that is going to go, Terry Henry had better figure it out, or he is going to be up to his armpits in Werewolves and won't be sure if he can depend on his one ace-in-the-hole.
The heat is unrelenting. The Wastelands are coming for New Boulder. Nature’s a total bitch.
And then there’s Werewolf heat.
Terry Henry Walton has to come to grips with the reality of his situation.
Civilization cannot return to humanity without help. More help than even an enhanced human can give. Terry and Char take their relationship to a new level before they head out to find a new home to save the people of New Boulder, to rally the survivors that the world is coming back...
And for themselves.
Terry and Char cross the Wastelands returning to New Boulder carrying a message of hope. They’d found a better place. Could they move the whole town there, and would it be safer?
They have a lead on Terry’s white whale, a secure military facility.
What will they find and can they break in?
Settled into their new home of North Chicago, Terry and Char find more enemies than they suspected. Faced with their greatest threat, they put the FDG into action against a Forsaken who's surrounded himself with a small army of loyal humans. With Akio's aid, they go to war.
** As noted in other series set in the Kurtherian Universe, there IS cursing in this book, occasionally, it's funny, too. **
A hitman with a conscience…
Ian Bragg is paid to kill people. Only bad people and not many, but for a great deal of money.
Case the target. Make the hit. Move on until he meets the woman with sparkling green eyes who changes everything.
Is his newest target deserving of death? Who is Ian to decide if the politician needs to die? He is the one who has to live with the consequences, that’s who.
The contract deadline nears. Too many unknowns, too much to lose. Pull the trigger or not?
Ian makes his own rules to get himself out of a quandary where it’s more than just his life on the line. For the greater good, join Ian Bragg.
A frontier world. One Sheriff. And all the action one Spaceport can't hold.
Darklanding is the wild, wild west of known space. Sheriff Thaddeus Fry, a veteran from the war on Centauri Prime, is assigned as the Sheriff of Darklanding. It could be a do-nothing job, or it could get him killed.
With a cast of characters that includes a company man, aliens, miners, a French bartender, too many outlaws, and the town madame, there will never be a boring day on Darklanding.
The complete series, all twelve books in one package.
Fans of Firefly, Bonanza, and Tombstone will love this new series. Make Thaddeus Fry your favorite sheriff. Join us today.
The last piece falls into place. Will it open the door to freedom?
When they forced out the Russosken, Quinn and Tony knew the Federation would be gunning for them. But they can’t hide; too many depend on them. While Tony searches for a missing Krimson agent, Quinn must fight off pirates and rescue an old friend.
Francine and Leo struggle to salvage the remains of their new inheritance. When the Marconis arrive looking for assistance, will they have the resources to answer?
As the Federation lines up their pawns for battle, Quinn and her team move their own pieces into place. With the help of a fresh-faced academy cadet, a famous newscaster, and, of course Sashelle, can they bring justice to the Federation? Or will they lose the final battle?
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With a vision of a world free from war, one man and a cat set out to make their fortune.
The most lucrative? Trading in tech of the ancients. If he can find it. If he can determine its value. If he can bring the tech to willing buyers.
But then everything changes. It becomes bigger than Braden and the Golden Warrior. Other sentient creatures join him on his quest.
He only wanted free trade. But there needed to be peace. And that became his mission.
All nine books of the Free Trader in one collection.
- 1: The Free Trader of Warren Deep
- 2: The Free Trader of Planet Vii
- 3: Adventures on RV Traveler
- 4: Battle for the Amazon
- 5: Free the North!
- 6: Free Trader on the High Seas
- 7: Southern Discontent
- 8: The Great Cat Rebellion
- 9: Return to the Traveler
Join Braden, the Golden Warrior, Micah, Aadi, Skirill, and the rest on a grand adventure across the length and breadth of Planet Vii.
They’d won the battle, but the war was yet to come.
While Tony spreads news of the rebellion throughout the Federation, Quinn helps distribute resources for the rebels. But a mysterious data card connects her to an old enemy. Trusting someone who betrayed her makes Quinn uneasy, but what choice does she have?
In search of answers, she ventures out on her own. Avoiding Federation officers and bounty hunters is difficult but staying ahead of the Russosken is even harder. Especially when they’ve taken a personal interest. Destroying the Russosken should loosen the Federation’s grip, a win-win, in Quinn’s mind.
But what will it do to those who have supported her? And will Quinn’s investigation jeopardize Tony’s mission? Freedom comes at a price. The final bill might be more than Quinn and Tony are willing to pay.
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