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    In Spite of the Inevitable Bookcover
    Hiding from his violent history as a revered Void Necromancer within the jingoistic Sparnell Confederation, single father Shane Lawrence has finally built a quiet life on the freehold planet of Baden. His humble work as a janitor allows him to pour his energy into the only thing that now matters: the safety and upbringing of his precocious son, Jake.
      Unfortunately, it's not long before Shane is confronted with his treasonous past. Baden is targeted for annexation by the Confederation, and the invading force is led by none other than the famed psychomorphic mage Admiral Kydell, who as Shane's once-superior officer still owns large pieces of his mind. His every instinct screams to run, flee the planet and hide Jake far from Sparnell. But Baden is home. The attack will kill thousands and level the planet, and he's left enough innocent people dead in his wake.
      Armed with the ability to bend the Afterlife to his whim, he could choose to make a stand. This time, he could choose to defend not just his son, but also their home and the life they built together, by turning to the very skills he swore he'd leave behind...
      But can he hope to succeed against his former mentor's armada?
     
    Now tasked with the safety of the Turncoat Armada and its crew, Shane Lawrence and his allies set forth to find a refuge for the emotionally battered military fleet. The uninhabited TR-75 seemingly holds all the answers – a highly habitable planet in a prime location, nice in-system asteroids with plenty of resources, a healthy star, and pretty much everything else required to set up a thriving civilization.
      But there's a catch. The planet has already been claimed by herself. "Janikk" whispers her name on the winds, and the seemingly sentient planet has stirred up the native wildlife to decimate all past expeditions with vengeful distrust. Resolving to succeed where others have failed, Shane leads his team with a different priority, one focused on respect for the ancient spirit said to haunt the coveted world.
      But are they prepared to face the ghosts of their own pasts?
     
    Ambitions of Atonement Bookcover
    Current WIP   With the immediate needs of the Turncoat Armada now satisfied, the Mordena set forth to build their future while navigating emerging interpersonal conflicts.
    Coming Soon: 2022   When the hidden former-Sparnelli still loyal to Kydell finally reveal themselves and their intentions, Shane Lawrence is faced with his most critical mission yet.
    Coming Soon: 2023   The untold story of the founders of the Mordena, their military careers, and their efforts to survive - or escape - Admiral Kydell and the Sparnell Armed Forces.

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