The Outcast (The Empire’s Corps V) is available!

21 Jun

A new novel set in the universe of The Empire’s Corps!

When Sameena’s brother accidentally annoys a religious leader on her homeworld, her entire family is targeted for elimination. Forced to flee to save her life, Sameena stows away on a trader starship and is eventually welcomed into the crew, embracing their very different culture and making a new life for herself amongst the stars.

But the Galactic Empire is starting the final descent into chaos and her new home is on the verge of collapse, while secretive forces are manoeuvring to take advantage of the Empire’s collapse. If Sameena cannot find a way to keep some small part of civilisation intact, the galaxy will crash into a new dark age that will last far longer than a thousand years.

Download a Free Sample, then purchase it from Amazon.com here!

And if you like it, please write a review <grin>

[As a matter of principle, I don’t use DRM on my self-published Kindle books.  Feel free to use Calibre or another formatting program to turn MOBI into anything you want.]

8 Responses to “The Outcast (The Empire’s Corps V) is available!”

  1. Terry Edmunds June 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    A bit far afield from the Space Marines but REALLY well written….very thought provoking as well but then you usually cause one to think, consider your points of view. Enjoyed it, Chris!

    • chrishanger June 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

      Thank you! Please leave a review I wanted to shift away from the Marines for this book, which lets me fill out more of the universe. Does it work? Next book goes back to Avalon – promise! Chris > Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:25:42 +0000 > To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com >

      • Terry Edmunds June 24, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

        will do, Chris…no problem with shifting away from the Marines, esp given today’s problems with religion. Well done

      • chrishanger June 25, 2013 at 8:17 am #

        Thank you! I need ideas to write more non-Marine stories. I intend to do a police story, a junivile story (probably focused on education) and one where a retired marine falls in love with a very wealthy and powerful woman. See how many genres I can touch upon. Any suggestions? Chris > Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:45:33 +0000 > To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com >

  2. David Harriman July 23, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Yes I do have a suggestion,

    I grew up a military brat with a father that was a mustang doing his enlisted time in the Air Force and then a stint as a commissioned officer in the US Navy. It would be interesting if your educational focus for the juvenile story was a young man or lady that was going to school deployed with their parents. One of the Department of Defense Schools that I went to in England even had dormitories for students whose parents were deployed in remote parts of Europe where a school was unavailable. Those students would spend the school year with us in High Wycombe England and then be with their families during vacation times.

    One of the neat things about being a student on a military base overseas, at least for someone from the US, is that you are bound by the rules of the Military Code of Conduct while on the base. As I have always understood it that was the main rule of law on the base.

    Another interesting dynamic is the diversity of people that you meet while growing up on the bases your parents are deployed to. You become friends with kids that have fathers in the special forces, or pilots, or any other discipline. They are often people of many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

    There where times while on the bases where dependents would get caught up in training exercises. I remember a few examples where a kid would come in late to class and explain the he had been a prisoner for example, having been caught by some training soldiers on the base. Typically all that meant was that they had to wait at the place where they had been caught until that part of the exercise was complete.

    There is also a bit of a pecking order, although in my situation it was never that big a deal, most students knew where the other student’s parents ranked in the service. I do remember times when some students would try to leverage that knowledge to get some poor young enlisted guy to do what they wanted. Often it didn’t work but there were times….

    It was an interesting world to grow up in. I moved every three years or so, I even had to start over at a new school my last year in high school. Living overseas also introduced me to many cultures that I would never have had a chance to meet otherwise. In fact I met my wife in my last year of high school deployed in Japan and even though she was from a different country we ended up together and have been so for twenty three years now.

    If you find the idea interesting let me know. I would be happy to provide other details if you find them useful. I really do enjoy reading your books.

    Dave Harriman

    • chrishanger August 8, 2013 at 3:09 am #

      That’s definitely a cool set of ideas, although I don’t think they’d fit in with Edward’s backstory. OTOH, I can use them somewhere else – maybe for a different character. How does that sound? Chris > Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:35:25 +0000 > To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com >

      • David Harriman August 12, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

        I think that’s wonderful Chris! Thanks for your reply to my suggestions. I really enjoy reading your books. I agree with you about Edward’s backstory probably not being a good fit.

        Are you planning to have a book where a potential marine goes through the Slaughterhouse?

        Thanks

        Dave Harriman

      • chrishanger August 14, 2013 at 6:35 am #

        First To Fight will cover the Slaughterhouse, although I’m not sure in how much detail yet. Chris > Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:53:45 +0000 > To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com >

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