AFV DEFENDER SERIES:
Centuries ago, the Human homeworld, Core, was threatened by a galactic disaster. The Gatekeepers scattered the Human race across the universe. At least, that's where most legends agree…
When the residents of Le'anka gained spaceflight, they launched a two-
First, reunite all the scattered races of Humans. Thus the Alliance was born.
Second, find the Gatekeepers and ask them: Just what were you thinking?
These are the adventures of the E&D ship, AFV Defender. While they aren't quite as death-
Every day is a new adventure. If their misfit luck doesn't finally run out on them.
From Ye Olde Dragon Books.
Captain Genys Arroyan has a problem with her shiny new command -
While the Defender is in spacedock, getting upgrades, Genys has to deal with mind-
Then she finds out that the insectoid Hivers have a taste for the brains of the children of her crew. Falling through a Chute to another galaxy might turn out to be a good thing, even if dangerous.
A rescue mission turns into a battle to save a race of miniature dragons from genocide. They might just be sentient -
The misfit luck of the AFV Defender might finally be running out.
Here There Were Dragons
Dracs: the gift that keeps giving. And making life very interesting for the crew of the AFV Defender.
A spatial anomaly near the drac homeworld, a forbidden island, and signs of a civilization that self-
Then a new Chute opens up near the drac homeworld, leading to a planet with dragons in its legends. Despite no dragons present on the planet now, Vitiarre breaks regulations to invade and claim his own dragon. His schemes lead to the Defender being sent to mend the trouble he made with the matriarchal society of Castitarus.
The misfit luck of the Defender is hard at work. Male crew are kidnapped. The dracs develop allergies. Female officers are offered diplomatic gifts of men. And the crew race to find a cure for a disease that turns grown men into children -
A typical mission for the crew of the AFV Defender.
COMING THIS FALL
Etrusca was a warrior woman in the distant past of Nisandros, who defied the clan heads and fought to turn her world from the worship of the Ancestors and back to worshipping and serving Enlo.
For that she nearly died.
Multiple blue lines mark the scars around her eyes and mouth where her enemies tried to blind her and silence her forever.
Women of Nisandros mark their eyes with blue lines to honor Etrusca and to vow service to Enlo.
M'kar earned her blue lines at age 8, when an adventure nearly killed her, and dropped her into a mystery she would spend the next twenty-
The crew of the Defender had run afoul of the irritating, silly little con man Jorono Cynes one time too many.
He was supposed to be in custody for the rest of his life, but somehow Cynes showed up in the middle of a shore leave that was anything but relaxing.
Lt. M'kar and Security Chief Decker were supposed to be guiding some of the ship's children through a wilderness survival experience, but even though they were on shore leave, they knew their duty. They had to deal with Cynes and get him back into the hands of the authorities ASAP.
And if they could have some fun and frighten the irritating little troublemaker while they were at it, all the better.
They were the anomalies, the Talents that didn't check all the boxes or fit within neat, understood, traditional guidelines. Gathered together under a Premier Master at the Academy on Le'anka, the nine Talents were called Infrenx, for the magical bird of legend, of healing and power … and sometimes destruction.
When they graduated, they scattered through the Alliance, using their Talents to serve and protect.
Their greatest challenge came when some members of Infrenx class returned to Le'anka for what they thought would be a time of rest and fun and reunion. An enemy had struck, managing to slide past the security precautions of the Academy, the headquarters and birthplace of the Alliance. As the members of Infrenx class discovered, even the mighty bird of legend had a nemesis, and it would take all their combined strength and training and the ultimate sacrifice to defend their home.