Here are two e-Books I read and thoroughly enjoyed. Both of these books were written in such a way that I didn't want to put it down, so I stayed up well past my normal bedtime eagerly reading. I am now recommending them to you to read. Let me know if you have read them and if so, what you thought.
I could say that the author approached me personally and invited me to read this book...
In this epic space opera, Earth is a faded galactic power with a chequered past. Blamed for an event 200 years earlier that destroyed thousands of worlds and turned the galaxy upside-down, Earth has been shunned by galactic society ever since.
Now they have a chance to turn that around.
Meanwhile in the outer fringes of the galaxy, a powerful new force is emerging from the ashes. Ruthless and unstoppable, this colossal army is approaching the central planets with one aim – to cleanse the entire galaxy.
Rone Tintet is one of Earth’s immense army of space-faring investigators. She discovers an artefact that may reveal what really happened 200 years ago and resurrect Earth’s fortunes. She embarks on a journey far from home but will there be anything left when she returns?
In Convergent Space these two stories - one in the past, one happening right now - intertwine into a dramatic and unexpected finale.
I could say that the author approached me personally and invited me to read this book, and in a round about way he did. But what really happened was a product of some good social media marketing via Twitter. I can't remember if he followed me first or I saw re-tweet of his that piqued my interest, however I started to follow and decided that I would like to read this book. The price was right too.
I purchased my copy from Kobo here Convergent Space, currently it is selling for a little under Five Ozzie Dollars. Or click here to grab a copy from Amazon, were Wolf's Books may receive a commission.
(edit) The second book, set in the same universe, The Shadow Ship is also available. I enjoyed this one even more.
My second recommendation The Lonely Sun, is a little more expensive at around 13 Ozzie Dollars, but well worth the read
For nearly a century mankind has been at war with an alien race that no one has ever seen. The war has reached a stalemate. Lieutenant Commander Stuart of the solo scout ship Pegasus is ordered to transport a group of scientists outside of the galaxy to test a device that could turn the tide of war to mankind's advantage. It is outside of the galaxy that Stuart discovers a star with a single planet hidden from the galaxy by intergalactic dust. On the planet lies a secret that will answer questions of human origins and ultimately decide the fate of the entire galaxy.