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J. N. Chaney is a USA Today Bestselling author and has a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He fancies himself quite the Super Mario Bros. fan. He migrates often, but was last seen in Las Vegas, NV. Any sightings should be reported, as they are rare.
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During a routine arrest, Van discovers a stolen spacecraft, its importance far greater than it first appears. Fast, sleek, and beautiful, the ship is a cultural relic from Linulla’s people, and returning their property will set off a chain of events that reveals a new adversary.
Rising in the ranks, Van’s confrontation with a pirate leader isn’t just a case of theft, but something far more sinister.
And Van’s going to take this case personally.
He and his crew will chase the Salt Thieves and their leader in a game that can only have one winner.
Will Van rise to the challenge? Can Icky control her temper? Will Perry make Icky wear pants?
The answer is more complicated than it seems.
And far more dangerous, for that matter, than anything Van has ever done before. But he’s got a new edge on the Moonsword, a new rank, and a new crew as he takes his Dragon to the stars with one thing in mind...
The #1 bestselling science fiction series of the year returns for its sixth entry with Distant Horizons. If you're a fan of classic adventure stories, relatable humor, and a hero that refuses to quit, you'll love the Backyard Starship series.
Two centuries after the Confederation staved off an invasion by the robotic Locusts, Captain Jack Romanoff faces mandatory retirement from an ever-shrinking Navy. Actions speak louder than words. The Confederation doesn’t think the Locusts are coming back.
But what if the politicians are wrong?
Snared in a scheme he doesn’t fully understand or trust, Jack gets his promotion, but it comes with a catch. With a crew of rejects, he must restore the most powerful warship humanity has ever built, after centuries of neglect and decay, before time runs out.
If he fails, humanity might not need to worry about history repeating itself ever again.
Commodore Jack Romanoff and his merry band of ragtag Navy rejects—skilled yet young war reenactors, a rescued Navy crew, and a Confederation spy—have rescued more than two hundred civilian ships and escaped a massacre in a battleship over two centuries old.
Too bad they blew a fusion plant doing it.
Trapped in a deserted system with the Locusts after them, they have a hard deadline to sort out the mess. Standing in the way is an arrogant Navy captain unwilling to bend his stiff neck, and the man’s unexpected—and unwelcome—allies.
Yet clever friends and shocking secrets may still turn the tide.
Jack and his crew have only one chance to get it right. To do that, he must bind them all together with bonds of blood.
His grandfather used to tell him fantastic stories of spacemen and monsters, princesses and galactic knights. Little did Van realize, the old man's tales were more than fiction. They were real.
Hidden beneath the old barn, Van’s legacy is waiting: a starship, not of this world.
With his combat AI, an android bird named Perry, Van takes his first steps into the wider galaxy. He soon finds that space is far busier and more dangerous than he could have ever conceived.
Destiny is calling. His grandfather's legacy awaits.
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with USA Today Bestselling Author J.N. Chaney and Terry Maggert in this brand new science fiction series. If you're a fan of found spaceships and galactic quests for glory, this might just be the story you've been waiting for.
Out among the stars, his cousin, Carter Yost, drags Van and his team into a criminal ring run by the High Doctor- a dangerous con artist with delusions of grandeur. Working from the abandoned world of Pathway, the High Doctor has created a cult, stealing a fortune from the fearful, sick, and scared.
If there’s one thing Van hates, it’s a bully, and the High Doctor has his full attention. But in order to crush the criminal cult, Van needs bigger, better armor—and that comes with a price.
The rarest metals cost money, and that means doing a few dirty jobs in order to pay for the tools of his trade. Van’s got the will. His team has the skill.
Now, he has to find a way. And the way will surely involve war.
When Master Yewlo is abducted by unknown forces, the Peacemakers are thrown into chaos as the rescue mission begins. Finding Yewlo will be hard, but the search reveals secrets the guild might not survive—secrets about a system so corrupt, it will take Van and his team’s best efforts to untangle the truth.
And they might not like what they find.
On the grimy station known as Halcyon, Van will track and confront thieves who deal in stolen lives, all in order to save a Master who might not have the guild’s best interest at heart. With Sorcerers and Cloaks and every other kind of criminal, Van, Torina, Perry and Icky learn that friends come in all shapes and sizes—and so do enemies.
From the depths of space to Iowa, join Van as he fights to save his guild, free stolen lives, and discover that money makes the universe go around—money and lies, that is.
And Van will find the truth, no matter what the cost.
When an interstellar thief is pursued across the galaxy for his crimes, he turns to the only planet around for hiding: a tiny backwater world in the middle of nowhere that the natives call Earth.
Unfortunately, he happens to land in the midst of the greatest war the world has ever known. An American Corporal by the name of Mark Tudor witnesses a special kind of justice that can only come from the stars. As a Peacemaker descends to wage battle against this invader, Tudor is thrown into the action, and his life is forever changed. Will he embrace his true destiny? Or will he succumb to the fear of the unknown?
Experience the origins of the Backyard Starship universe with these two riveting short stories about a young Mark Tudor, grandfather to Van Tudor, and find out exactly how a young World War 1 soldier becomes a legendary Peacemaker.
And he wouldn’t have it any other way.
On a distant world under an alien sun, hunters and their companions—the Rovan—bond in a ritual as old as their civilization. But one of the hunters is missing, and Van, along with his growing crew, knows where to look. Climbing up into the rarified air of the super-rich, Van uncovers a new enemy: The Fade.
And they are as cruel as the stars are many. A gang of heartless killers, the Fade will stop at nothing in the name of profit.
Which is fine with Van, as he’ll stop at nothing in the name of justice.
Tracking his quarry across a dozen systems, Van, Torina, Perry and Icky—along with Zenophir, the new technician—will untangle a conspiracy of betrayal and death. As Van soon discovers, the Fade never lose.
But they’ve never met Van and his crew.
Experience the fifth entry in the best selling science fiction series of 2021 from USA Today Bestselling Authors J.N. Chaney and Terry Maggert. If you're a fan of old school heroes and villains, a bustling galaxy full of unknowns, and lost civilizations, you're sure to love this epic scifi adventure.
A powerful enemy threatens not only humanity, but humankind’s former enemy, the Centaurs. A warrior race, the Naxli, consider themselves the rightful rulers of the galaxy, and all other life should be either enslaved or destroyed. Still, the Naxli are honor bound, only willing to face those who present a worthy challenge. They recognize strength and nothing else, so it is with strength that humanity must fight back.
Faced with an implacable enemy, distrust within his own government, and a deep-seated fear within the populace of augmented soldiers, Rev and his fellow hyper-augments must carefully balance a tightrope if they are going to save humanity against this enemy.
Now is not the time for second guesses, political hyperbole, or weakness. Humanity must stand and fight together or risk losing all that they've gained.
Get ready for a brand new installment in the bestselling Sentenced to War series from Dragon Award nominees and USA Today Bestselling Authors J.N. Chaney and Jonathan Brazee. If you're a fan of realistic military scifi and deeply realized characters, this is the book for you.
Even in space, crime still exists.
After taking a Peacemaker job to find missing fuel, Perry finds something far more sinister than simple theft—a voice, crying out in a forge of heat and flame, and the discovery reveals a series of acts so vicious that nothing short of revenge will suffice.
Following leads across the stars, Van, Perry, and Torina discover the wealthy elite are doing more than just taking fuel.
They’re stealing lives.
But it takes money to make justice, and Van has to work. Torina’s land must be restored, and the Dragonet needs new armor, and Van’s sword isn’t going to sharpen itself.
So Van throws himself into the life of a Peacemaker, where he discovers that doing his job—and doing it well—makes him a target.
He’s got the will. He’s got the sword. And he’s got help. Now all he needs is a little fuel.
And maybe a gun or two.
Chase Weston was a mercenary. Angel Cortez was an archaeologist. Neither one of them expected to be recruited to save the Earth by an ancient alien AI.
But a doomsday machine, the Sunkiller, is heading for Earth at close to the speed of light, and unless they gather the lost alien artifacts needed to destroy it, humanity will be extinct.
Unfortunately, those artifacts represent unlimited power--the kind that nations and corporations will kill to possess--and the next one they have to find just happens to be right in the middle of enemy territory.
With threats on all sides, the future of the galaxy rests on their shoulders. All they have to do is survive.
Experience the second entry in the bestselling Sunkiller series by USA Today Bestselling Authors and Dragon Award nominees JN Chaney and Rick Partlow. If you're a fan of huge, galaxy-spanning stories about humanity struggling against overwhelming odds, this is the book for you.