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Tim C. Taylor lives with his family in an ancient village in England. As a young boy in 1978, he encountered several mind-altering substances: Star Wars, Doctor Who, 2000AD, and Dungeons & Dragons. Consequently, he now writes science fiction novels for a living.
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The best survive basic training…
but only the luckiest survive the Cull.
Because that’s how humanity’s alien masters run their empire. And the Human Marine Corps fights and dies for them.
One young cadet dreams of a better way. Of a legion of freedom. But if he’s to change the galaxy, he first has to face the Cull.
Marine Cadet is the first novel in the Human Legion Universe of space opera military adventure, which has sold over 200,000 copies across 18 novels as of 2020. You’ll love these novels by Four Horsemen Universe author Tim C. Taylor, because no matter how grim the dark future, there will always be heroes fighting for the light.
The fight for freedom starts with the first page.
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Having destroyed the starkiller located at Aneb-4, the alliance of Goltar, Spine Patriots, and the Midnight Sun Free Company have gained a bit of breathing space from the criminal organization known as the Endless Night.
But the Endless Night isn’t done. They have two more starkillers in their possession, and they are ready to use them against a civilization that no one—especially the Mercenary Guild—is going to miss. Their target: Sol.
Although victorious on Aneb-4, the alliance only has the façade of combat power; they need time to re-equip and rearm…time they don’t have. They need help.
When the Speaker of the Mercenary Guild offers the job to Nigel Shirazi, he is already busy and mentions it to the one person who knows something awful is coming—Sansar Enkh, who has had a vision of the Sun blowing up. In the aftermath of the Omega War, though, the Golden Horde isn’t ready to take the field, either, and Sansar will have to recruit anyone who’s available, and somehow find a way to put together a working team if they are to be successful.
But time—as Gray Wolf operative Beowulf knows—is rapidly running out. The Endless Night are readying the weapons, and it is only a matter of time until they fire them. Can the forces arrayed against the Endless Night get there in time, or will the clock strike midnight for Earth?
Don't miss this thrilling military sci-fi series! It's perfect for fans of Richard Fox, Jasper T. Scott, and Scott Bartlett. This book also includes a special Four Horsemen universe short story by Charles E. Gannon!
Defeated in battle, the fractious alliance of Goltar, Spine Patriots, and the Midnight Sun Free Company are chased across the Spine Nebula by the Endless Night and their sea monster allies, the Tyzhounes.
Abandoning the nebula is not an option. For the free trader skipper, Lenworth Jenkins, the people of its fifteen tormented worlds are the cause he’s been searching for all his life.
The Midnight sisters, Sun and Blue, can’t abandon their people trapped in the nebula or its fabulous prospects of wealth and opportunity.
On a water world behind enemy lines, Branco, the former Binnig spy is dying. Can he make a difference one last time?
As Endless Night stretches across the nebula, those who still resist must dig deep and believe that however dire the situation, this is the dark before the light.
Harmon Tomeral and his friends wanted nothing more than to go to space, and they have beaten the odds, time and again. They developed a mech and won the Top Fleet Marine Competition. They brought back a battlecruiser from an unknown system and made it their own. They made allies who helped them achieve great victories, and they ultimately founded new colonies in what has become known as the Salvage System.
The galaxy is a big place, though, peopled with thousands of races, and most haven’t graced the pages of a Salvage Title book…until now.
“It Takes All Kinds” contains fourteen all-new stories showcasing some of the aliens in the Salvage Universe, and helps give a wider view of the galaxy as events continue to transpire in The Coalition series. From smugglers you’ve seen before to races and their pets that you haven’t, one thing’s for sure—Harmon Tomeral will be there to stick up for the little guy. From aliens looking for that special guitar to AI’s looking for a little more life, it’s all in here. Just remember, though—Laney ain’t recruiting!
Inside are potential allies for Harmon Tomeral and his friends…as well as some of the adversaries who are lining up against Salvage System. Who are these new races? Take a look inside and find out!
With Stories by:
Quincy J. Allen
Tim C. Taylor
Robert E. Hampson
Benjamin Tyler Smith
The Goltar went quietly, pretending to sulk and accept their fate…but they never did. They worked in the shadows, amassing power and resources, always looking for the right time—and right opportunity—where they could re-emerge and strip the hated Veetanho of everything they owned.
In the depths of the Spine Nebula—a fly-over region known only for the bad luck of its inhabitants and the dangers that lurks in its fringes—the Goltar have a secret weapon. Known only as the “Infinite Flow,” it’s the source of their riches, and the crux on which their plans rest.
But when a shadowy group learns of its existence and comes to wrest control of it from the Goltar, the crew of the Midnight Sun is thrown into its defense, and they find out that they may not have known their employers quite as well as they thought they did.
As the guild wars heat up, the battle for ultimate power may well be fought in the Spine Nebula…with the Midnight Sun Free Company in the middle of it!
From the outside, The Lyon’s Den doesn’t look like much; there isn’t even a sign. But mercs of all species know that if you head to southwest Houston, near the Starport, there’s a particular run-down strip mall that looks like it’s been abandoned for years. The glass door second from the south end of the strip is plastered over on the inside with blue paper, and the faint golden outline of a rampant lion is the only clue.
The door is locked, of course, and beyond the door is nothing but a darkened hallway with a downward slope and a slight curve to it. Once you follow this curve far enough, you are greeted by two very large, very well-armed Lumar. “Welcome to the Lyon’s Den,” the larger of the two says without a translator, and without a trace of an alien accent. “You know the rules?”
Welcome back to the Four Horsemen universe, where only a willingness to fight and die for money separates Humans from the majority of the other races. Edited by bestselling authors and universe creators Mark Wandrey and Chris Kennedy, “Tales from the Lyon’s Den” includes eighteen all-new stories in the Four Horsemen universe by a variety of bestselling authors—and some you may not have heard of…yet. Want to know what it’s like to do search and rescue while a battle is going on or what to do with that new manufactory you just won in a card game? Better learn the rules to the Lyon’s Den…and then step inside!
Inside, you’ll find:
Preface by Chris Kennedy
“The Devil in the Pit” by Mark Wandrey
“A Job to Do” by Quincy J. Allen
“For the Honor of the Flag” by Doug Dandridge
“Lucky” by James P. Chandler
“Shit Day” by Marisa Wolf
“The Charge of the Heavy Brigade” by Chris Kennedy
“The Bottom Line” by Michael J. Allen
“Midnight Diplomacy” by Tim C. Taylor
“Desperta Ferro” by Eric S. Brown & N.X. Sharps
“The Deadly Dutchman” by Kevin McLaughlin
“The Felix” by RJ Ladon
“The Heart of a Lion” by Terry Mixon
“What Really Matters” by Chris Winder
“Headspace and Timing” by Robert E. Hampson
“Return to Sender” by Benjamin Tyler Smith
“Grunwald” by David Alan Jones
“The Quiet Was Fine” by Jake Bible
“A Mother’s Favor” by Kacey Ezell
Having just completed another successful mission and taken possession of three Raknars, it was party time for Saisho Branco and the personnel of the Midnight Sun, and they were enjoying a little down time…until the war spilled over into their corner of the galaxy and two competing mercenary organizations showed up to steal the Raknars.
But no one takes the company owner’s toys, and Gloriana has given the Midnight Sun a new mission—return the Raknars to her at all cost…or don’t return at all.
This is the hardest mission the Midnight Sun has ever taken, and it will test not only the military prowess of the company, but also its members’ loyalties as well. When everyone is against you, and your race calls you to war, do you heed the call or continue to trust your shadowy employer? Outnumbered and outgunned, the Midnight Sun must decide whether to fight or to give up the Raknars and save their lives. Little do they know, it’s a decision which will impact the war being fought hundreds of light years away!
Five centuries ago, Earth sold a million children into slavery. This is their descendants’ story of revenge.
2568 A.D. As Major Arun McEwan readies the newly formed Human Legion to retake his home planet of Tranquility, loyalties are wafer thin and morale low. Even his closest friends harbor poisonous secrets.
And he needs everyone beside him, because the Legion must strike boldly and win allies rapidly if it is to defeat the overwhelming numbers of an enemy led by Arun’s old nemesis.
What the Legion discovers will scar Arun’s heart, and change the meaning of the word ‘human’ forever.
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You can join the fight for freedom directly with Renegade Legion, the third book in the international bestselling Human Legion series, without needing to read the preceding books. For maximum reading pleasure, though, start with Book1: Marine Cadet or Book2: Indigo Squad.
Arun McEwan is lost, and the Legion’s hopes with him. Humanity teeters on the brink of extermination.
2739 A.D. Six centuries ago, a million children were given up as slaves to Earth’s new alien overlords. Now their descendants have fought their way back home and found Earth in the grip of a savage new alien occupation. This is the Human Legion’s final battle: the Battle of Earth.
Allies, enemies, or both? The opening phases of the Battle of Earth have revealed hidden factions in the powerplay swirling around the Solar System. In ‘Restart’, the finale of the two-part conclusion to the Human Legion series, some dare to dream of a liberated Earth and ask the question: what next? But for the missing General Arun McEwan, the only objective that matters is to get back into the fight to unseat Tawfiq, the alien supreme commander. And with Tawfiq marshalling new forces to unleash a 10,000 year war upon the entire galaxy, victory is slipping from the Legion’s grasp.
The Legion’s campaign of liberation ends here… one way or another.
Bear witness to its conclusion in The Battle of Earth Part 2: Restart.
It’s the Twenty-Second Century. Humanity has taken its first steps into the galaxy, and we’ve found ourselves in a vast playground of alien races, environments, and cultures. As the newest players on the universal stage, though, our position is readily apparent—we’re at the bottom of the food chain.
Welcome back to the Four Horsemen universe, where only a willingness to fight and die for money separates Humans from the majority of the other races. While some of the stories inside deal with mercenaries, others introduce readers to the other guilds, organizations, and races that make up the landscape of the Four Horsemen universe, and many of them provide background information to the mainline novels. There’s even a new form of life to get acquainted with and a look at alien interaction at its youngest level!
Edited by bestselling authors and universe creators Mark Wandrey and Chris Kennedy, “For a Few Credits More” includes sixteen all-new stories in the Four Horsemen universe by a variety of bestselling authors—and some you may not have heard of…yet. It’s a world where you can get anything you want. Some things, though, are only available for a few credits more!
Inside you’ll find:
Foreword by David Weber
“Butch and Sundance” by Peter Cawdron
“Where Enemies Sit” by Rob Howell
“Boss” by Scott Moon
“Leverage” by Josh Hayes
“Luck of the Draw” by JR Handley & Corey D. Truax
“Contract Fulfilled” by Tim C. Taylor
“Emancipation” by Mark Wandrey
“Forbidden Science” by Terry Mixon
“Change of Command” by Thomas A. Mays
“A Family Tradition” by Ian J. Malone
“Go for Bait” by Troy Carrol Bucher
“The Kra’daar” by Chris Winder
“Blood of Innocents” by James Young
“Messenger” by Nick Cole
“Faith” by Chris Kennedy
“Tinkerman” by Jake Bible
“The Start of Something Beautiful” by Kacey Ezell
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War has raged across the stars for decades. The Human Legion is in the ascendancy now, but its victories are hollow, impossible to defend against attack from all sides.
Is there any way for General Arun McEwan to secure the freedom of the liberated worlds? Or will he have to compromise with humanity's masters, the White Knights, who insist that his children must submit to the cruelest of all alien rituals: the Cull?
Arun prepares to gamble an all-or-nothing strike on the imperial capital. But nothing is as it first appears when you wage war against the White Knights…
Humans are weak. Despised.
The only way to earn respect in this galaxy is to fight and win…
a Human Empire.
Five centuries ago, Earth sold a million children into slavery. This is their descendants’ story of the fight for humanity everywhere.
2569 A.D. Battered but not beaten, the Human Legion follows the trail set for them by the mysterious Night Hummers in their quest for allies and assets.
But first, the Legion has changed and must ask itself anew: What is the Legion for? Who shall be its leader?
In the fourth of the bestselling seven-book series, journey to distant planets, experience holy war, hatred, and distorted love as the Human Legion attempts to carve out its own empire amidst the chaos of civil war.
You will not journey alone: alien eyes are watching…
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