It’s finally out! The Rise of Earth hits bookstores today!
The third book in the Jupiter Pirates series follows the Hashoones as they face dangerous new developments in the solar system: Earth has commissioned privateers of its own, preying on Jovian shipping. In response, the Jovian Union has given new letters of marque to a number of dangerous former Jupiter pirates, some of whom don’t respect the laws of space the way the Hashoones do.
The power struggle between Earth and the Jovian Union centers on the Cybele asteroids, where a mysterious shipbuilding project threatens to tip the solar system’s balance of power. As Tycho Hashoone investigates what’s happening in the Cybeles, he will have to decide where his loyalties lie. That won’t be an easy decision: in the Cybeles he’ll discover secrets about the Jovian Union and his own family’s past. And Tycho, Yana and Carlo will all have to decide what they’re willing to do to become captain of the Shadow Comet — and whether they’re willing to pay the price for that honor.
I’m proud of The Rise of Earth — besides plenty of family intrigue, it’s got lots of action and even a bit of romance. It contains the most emotionally wrenching scene I’ve had to write for Jupiter Pirates, as well as the one that was the most fun. I won’t spoil the emotionally wrenching one, but the fun one was all about … table manners. Yes, you read that correctly.
Anyway! It’s here and I really hope you like it.
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