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J. N. Chaney is a USA Today Bestselling author and has a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He fancies himself quite the Super Mario Bros. fan. He migrates often, but was last seen in Las Vegas, NV. Any sightings should be reported, as they are rare.
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The problem is the empire doesn’t know it’s dead. Moving among the stars, the Peacemakers are faced with their greatest challenge—removing and evil so vast, it has a presence in every known star system.
To that end, they’ll need to move fast. To move fast, they must be mobile, and that means big changes in their tactics. . . and crew. With the help of a shadowy figure known as the Body Thief, Van will continue his policy of justice and freedom for all citizens.
Even if they began life on a computer chip.
In the deepest reaches of known space, the Fafnir will seek new technologies from old sources, arming their ranks against enemies who use force before reason, and weapons before words. And this time, they’ll have advice from a being who might be as old as the stars themselves—if they can come to an understanding about what it truly means to be alive.
Get ready for the 11th entry in the bestselling Backyard Starship series from J.N. Chaney and Terry Maggert.
The universe is hungry.
For power. For money. For war.
And—revenge. Stripping osmium from across the stars, thieves will stop at nothing to fuel the nightmarish industry of Stolen Persons, their souls locked away in chips made of the rarest metal known.
Among these thieves is Helum Gauss, the visionary criminal whose empire spans a hundred worlds. But his massive corporation, BeneStar, lost—badly—to Van and the Guild, and Gauss won’t take no for an answer.
To that end, he’ll hit Van where it hurts the most.
Lost among the Stolen Persons, Carter Yost is far from home, angry, and spoiling for a fight, and BeneStar is the perfect method for revenge on Van, the Guild, and the forces of justice. To BeneStar CEO Helem Gauss, murder isn’t a crime. It’s just part of doing business, and with a trillion bonds at stake, Gauss declares war on anyone who stands in his way of absolute authority.
BeneStar tried guns. They tried missiles. They tried galactic media, and they still lost. Now, they’ll use an enraged soul captured between life and death, and one last weapon that frightens employees everywhere. The Human Resource Department.
Gauss will unleash his most vicious division of bureaucrats -- and a league of attorneys whose sole job is to crush opponents by any means necessary. BeneStar will fight in court, in the public forum, or in the depths of space, where laws and missiles can end a Peacemaker’s career forever. The mercenaries and pirates, all armed to the teeth, are an added bonus for BeneStar, whose navy ranks among the most powerful in known space.
In a war for control of the hearts and minds of everyone in The Deeps, Van and his crew are going to win— or die trying.
A contractor tasked with finding alien salvage in exchange for credits. For an ex-smuggler like Cole, there’s a catch: don’t break the terms of parole. That means doing things by the book.
Find salvage, turn it in, get paid.
But everything changes when a retrieval mission lands him in a previously unknown sector. There, he finds the material he’s been sent to recover, along with something more...
A brand new form of ancient alien life.
Such a thing could change the entire Alliance, the Galaxy, and everything between, but most of all, it could change Cole's life for the better.
A shift in humanity’s future is at hand and Cole is the one holding the key. He just has to survive long enough to use it.
USA Today Bestselling Author J.N. Chaney and M.F. Lerma bring you a brand new series. If you're a fan of traditional heroes and old school scifi, this is the story for you.
Or close enough. He no longer has the weight of his past hanging over him, threatening to put him away for the rest of his days. All it took was finding an unknown alien lifeform and agreeing to escort it back to its homeworld.
Except his newfound luck doesn’t want to last. Gray doesn’t remember how to get home and all the evidence says his people abandoned him after an unknown threat came calling.
And that’s only the beginning.
After Cole and his misfit crew are forcibly ejected from a collapsing slip tunnel, they find themselves in a different galaxy with no hope of getting back. That is, until they find something unexpected.
One of Earth’s lost seed ships adrift in a sector that’s never been mapped.
There, they discover something even more impossible: survivors.
Getting back on track should be as easy as convincing the 2,000 year old passengers to fire up the engines and set a course for the nearest star system, but there’s something insidious about the long lost seed ship.
It’s a little too perfect, and Cole will have to unearth more secrets before his chance to escape disappears completely.
Warning: This book contains action, cussing, and general badassery. Read at your own risk.
The Naxli have other ideas, though, and they launch a full-out blitz against the upstart humans. If they succeed, humanity’s very existence is at stake.
Gunnery Sergeant Reverent Pelletier and the First Human Expeditionary Brigade not only have to survived the onslaught but figure out a way to end the war, once and for all.
Join Rev, Tomiko, Randigold, and the rest as they fight not only the Naxli, but a growing distrust of the IBHU Marines and other hyperaugments.
Experience the exciting 12th entry in the Sentenced to War series with Nexus of Chaos, written by two-time Dragon Award nominees J.N. Chaney and Jonathan P. Brazee. If you like gritty combat, well developed heroes, and a galaxy that feels lived in and developed, this is the series for you.
Even in space, crime still exists.
After taking a Peacemaker job to find missing fuel, Perry finds something far more sinister than simple theft—a voice, crying out in a forge of heat and flame, and the discovery reveals a series of acts so vicious that nothing short of revenge will suffice.
Following leads across the stars, Van, Perry, and Torina discover the wealthy elite are doing more than just taking fuel.
They’re stealing lives.
But it takes money to make justice, and Van has to work. Torina’s land must be restored, and the Dragonet needs new armor, and Van’s sword isn’t going to sharpen itself.
So Van throws himself into the life of a Peacemaker, where he discovers that doing his job—and doing it well—makes him a target.
He’s got the will. He’s got the sword. And he’s got help. Now all he needs is a little fuel.
And maybe a gun or two.
When Master Yewlo is abducted by unknown forces, the Peacemakers are thrown into chaos as the rescue mission begins. Finding Yewlo will be hard, but the search reveals secrets the guild might not survive—secrets about a system so corrupt, it will take Van and his team’s best efforts to untangle the truth.
And they might not like what they find.
On the grimy station known as Halcyon, Van will track and confront thieves who deal in stolen lives, all in order to save a Master who might not have the guild’s best interest at heart. With Sorcerers and Cloaks and every other kind of criminal, Van, Torina, Perry and Icky learn that friends come in all shapes and sizes—and so do enemies.
From the depths of space to Iowa, join Van as he fights to save his guild, free stolen lives, and discover that money makes the universe go around—money and lies, that is.
And Van will find the truth, no matter what the cost.
Meanwhile, a hungry galaxy looks to a brilliant young scientist for answers, making her the most wanted person in known space.
After years of research, Adayluh Creel perfects a resource to feed sixteen races--or more, all with one golden plant capable of growing on the most hostile worlds. For her efforts, she wants nothing, but savage forces will seek to possess what she would give away for free, thus controlling the food source for billions of people.
But Adayluh has powerful allies who know what's at stake, and the fight is on as the Guild, GKU, and other shadowy powers converge on one point, with one goal--save Adayluh, save the people, and end the Sorcerers forever.
After escaping from the colony ship in a faraway system Cole has uncovered sinister evidence of August Walton's oppression: A castoff civilization living in the past and forced to comply with the Eternal leader's unjust edicts.
It doesn't take long for Cole to realize that the planet has its own secrets. Navigating lies and half-truths leads to a brewing rebellion led by the one person who might hold all the answers he seeks. But, as any good Renegade knows, nothing's ever easy.
Time is running short.
The enemy is always one step ahead, no one is who they appear to be, and Cole doesn't have the firepower or personnel to go up against the might of a seed ship. That isn't going to stop him from doing what he always does.
Survive and overcome.
Failure isn't an option. The stakes are higher than ever and freedom comes at a heavy cost. To get his crew back home before they're all too old to care, Cole must push himself to the limit and decide how much he's willing to sacrifice.
Warning: This book contains action, cussing, and general badassery. Read at your own risk.
After successfully striking back at the alien invaders, Commodore Jack Romanoff and his crew have liberated the cluster capital at Argent. For the first time, it seems like they might be getting their feet back underneath them.
Keep your enemies closer.
When the secretive Poseidon Group—the people behind the conspiracy that threatened the very security of the Confederation—attacks, Jack and his allies must stand back to back against the traitors. Can they unmask the traitors before a knife in the dark leaves them defenseless?
Trust no one.
During a routine arrest, Van discovers a stolen spacecraft, its importance far greater than it first appears. Fast, sleek, and beautiful, the ship is a cultural relic from Linulla’s people, and returning their property will set off a chain of events that reveals a new adversary.
Rising in the ranks, Van’s confrontation with a pirate leader isn’t just a case of theft, but something far more sinister.
And Van’s going to take this case personally.
He and his crew will chase the Salt Thieves and their leader in a game that can only have one winner.
Will Van rise to the challenge? Can Icky control her temper? Will Perry make Icky wear pants?
The answer is more complicated than it seems.
And far more dangerous, for that matter, than anything Van has ever done before. But he’s got a new edge on the Moonsword, a new rank, and a new crew as he takes his Dragon to the stars with one thing in mind...
The #1 bestselling science fiction series of the year returns for its sixth entry with Distant Horizons. If you're a fan of classic adventure stories, relatable humor, and a hero that refuses to quit, you'll love the Backyard Starship series.
And he wouldn’t have it any other way.
On a distant world under an alien sun, hunters and their companions—the Rovan—bond in a ritual as old as their civilization. But one of the hunters is missing, and Van, along with his growing crew, knows where to look. Climbing up into the rarified air of the super-rich, Van uncovers a new enemy: The Fade.
And they are as cruel as the stars are many. A gang of heartless killers, the Fade will stop at nothing in the name of profit.
Which is fine with Van, as he’ll stop at nothing in the name of justice.
Tracking his quarry across a dozen systems, Van, Torina, Perry and Icky—along with Zenophir, the new technician—will untangle a conspiracy of betrayal and death. As Van soon discovers, the Fade never lose.
But they’ve never met Van and his crew.
Experience the fifth entry in the best selling science fiction series of 2021 from USA Today Bestselling Authors J.N. Chaney and Terry Maggert. If you're a fan of old school heroes and villains, a bustling galaxy full of unknowns, and lost civilizations, you're sure to love this epic scifi adventure.