I have submitted The Danforth Gambit to Amazon’s Create Space for publication in paperback format. It should be available for Kindle by the end of the week.
The Danforth Gambit serves as Book Two of the Les Mesdamoiselles d’Confederation Trilogy.
In this trilogy, young ladies of nine different species come together aboard the Wolf Class Star Destroyer Concord to participate in a beauty pageant. The pageant occurs aboard the Phoenix Class Battle Star Ceres. The whole idea was conceived by a high-ranking member of the Church Universal with the intent of shattering the Confederation. He hoped to prove to the member species that they couldn’t work together and must submit to the rule of the Church.
The first tale in the trilogy, Mission, proves the Church man wrong to his everlasting regret. The Danforth Gambit continues the battle between good and evil as Concord returns the pageant participants to their home worlds. Between attempts by angry Church men to kill them, the crew recruits new cadets and midshipmen from these other peoples. They plan to integrate the Peacekeeping Forces sooner rather than later. At the same time, the crew must find a way to thwart the efforts of the Church to destroy an entire people. Can Concord beat the Star Destroyer Austin to ‘Rrr’grevak and save the few surviving ‘Rrr’grevaki?
If you loved Star Trek and Star Wars, you’ll love The Delphian Chronicles. Read them in order, starting with Step Out To The Stars. Follow the Lynx Class dance ship Step Out to the Stars as she and her crew deal with the efforts of the Church Universal to take control of several planets. But how can she succeed with no weapons stronger than the sound of music?
Meanwhile, I’m preparing Three Themes in a Major Key for publication later this month to complete the Les Mesdamoiselles d’Confederation trilogy.
In future posts I will share more information about each of my series and the tales therein.
In other news, I’ve begun serious work to review the science fiction and non-fiction I’ve spent the last year reading. I’ll be posting those reviews here, on Amazon.com, and on my Facebook page. I hope you’ll find them helpful.