The war between humans and aliens was over, but peace remained elusive.
For living life in the DMZ between Terran and Gra'al space, things are mostly uneventful for Drake Rose and Captain Valencia Vasquez. The discovery of an abandoned alien child aboard a derelict freighter with its crew slaughtered changes everything.
The fragile peace between two proud people is about to be tested and the ancient secrets hidden within the galaxy are waiting to explode. Drake finds himself the protector of not just the child, but life itself. All while Valencia is thrust into more power and responsibility than any human has ever possessed.
The crew of the Trystero are the broken heroes no one expected.
It's Firefly meets The Mandalorian in this coming of age space opera series. This bundle includes:
- Broken Ascension
- Fractured Sentinel
- Shattered Lineage
The war is over, and there are no winners. Just a broken galaxy.
Now humans and aliens must share this war-torn galaxy. None of this matters to Drake, though, he's just an artist. He's tagging along on the busted up ship Trystero, along with its ragtag crew. Together, they traverse the Demilitarized Zone between Terran and Gra'al borders, taking on any job they can find. Big or small. Human or alien.
The galaxy changes when the crew encounters a derelict alien ship, its crew slaughtered. With his dying breath, a crewman points them to a box. In it? An abandoned alien baby. When their government refuses to get involved, Drake and the crew need to return the baby they've been calling Bruce home, a bloodthirsty warlord on their tail.
His quest? Find Bruce and claim the Gra'al throne, declaring a new war on humanity.
Drake never wanted to be a hero... now he's all that stands in the way of a fragile peace between humans and aliens.
A bloody battle left the planet Thuul as a watery grave for human and alien alike.
For Valencia and the crew of the Trystero it was just another planet and their job was simple: retrieve some jettisoned cargo nearby and return it to their client. The simple jobs were always the ones that caused the most problems, though.
The crew of the ship that had lost the cargo? Missing. Never mind a flickering, unidentified alien vessel appeared in orbit around the watery planet Thuul and reports of ships going missing nearby.
With her crew already drifting apart and everything she's worked for hanging in the balance there's no room for mistakes. The mystery of Thuul and the flickering sentinel in orbit lead Valencia and the crew into the depths of their own minds in this psychological space adventure.
He may be dead but the power of a god lives on.
Drake’s life will never be the same again, not after an all-powerful being took root inside his mind. Drake saw Him die with his own eyes, destroyed along with an entire planet. Then why does Drake still hear that voice in the back of his head?
Valencia has her own demons to face, her bond with Emma—the Sentinel—left her to mull her own existence and crave the family she never had more than ever. Drake ran off to take care of Bruce and that new guy aboard the Trystero? What a joke.
Slowing down isn’t an option, though, not when the enraged son of a fallen Gra’al warlord—the one they killed—has his sights set on the power stirring inside of Drake and exacting his revenge on the galaxy.
He’ll stop at nothing to repair his shattered lineage, even if it means the destruction of both the Terran and Gra’als altogether.
The bullet from a lone assassin unleashes a symphony of destruction in the galaxy.
Locked up in endless meetings, Valencia finds herself at the whim of the Terran government while they plot the best use for the amazing powers she can command... Or at least the powers she could command. With each passing day, her connection with the Sentinel slips from her grasp, leaving her desolate and depressed.
Across the galaxy, Drake grapples with the immensity of his own transformation. Shielded by Valencia from Terran officials, he’s raising the heir to the Gra’al throne in his own isolation while danger simmers inside of him that promises to tear him apart unless he can learn to control it.
Progress stops for no one, though, as a fringe extremist group invites chaos back into the galaxy, stoking the flames within Terran space to arise and destroy the carefully won peace with the Gra’al.
The crew of the Trystero ride again, the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance.
Humanity has never been known for subtlety... now is no different.
After years of peace, things are unraveling. Drake may be the most powerful human that’s ever lived, imbued with powers beyond his wildest imagination, but still he struggles with his place in the galaxy.
For Valencia, the galaxy has done nothing but take from and hurt her, leaving her exhausted and alone.
There’s no rest for them in sight, though, as the godlike alien race they discovered on Thuul looms on the horizon, ready to pound down the door to the celestial gate only Drake can access and destroy humanity. All they have to do is convince Terrans to stop weaponizing alien technology…
Which is easier said than done.
If none of the Terran leaders will listen to them, and only continue down a path of destruction, can the crew of the Trystero keep hope alive by preventing the coming calamity? Or will their hopes for the future be smashed?