New Kindle Book–On The Imperium’s Secret Service

15 May

The Imperium; a million worlds, trillions upon trillions of humans and aliens, an empire that dominates half the galaxy…an empire that is falling into chaos, revolution and civil war. Only a handful of people are struggling to keep the Imperium together, knowing that the brutality of its rule is infinitively preferable to the chaos of its fall. This is their story.

Mariko and her sister were independent shippers and ace pilots, until they ran afoul of the law on a minor planet and ended up jailed and enslaved. Their new owner, Lord Fitz, seems to be nothing more than another harmless aristocrat with more money than sense – and besides, at least they can keep flying spacecraft.

But Fitz isn’t all he seems. He works for Imperial Intelligence, attempting to track down and destroy the Secessionist Movement before it launches a plan that threatens the very heart of the Imperium – and Mariko and her sister have just become his latest tools. But as they are drawn deeper into the seedy underside of the Imperium, one question comes to dominate their minds…

Does the Imperium even deserve to survive?

Download a Free Sample, then purchase the full text from Amazon here!

There is more to this than me posting another book <grin>.  I and a few friends intend to use this universe as the setting for a number of separate stories, with each of us writing a different book.  Keep an eye on this blog for details and updates.

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4 Responses to “New Kindle Book–On The Imperium’s Secret Service”

  1. voradams May 24, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Left a review on Amazon. May have issues as it was bought as an Amazon.com.au ebook.

    I do need to say it is a derivitive genre, however it may have an unexpected.

    The Rich Noble tooling around in a yaught is a trope in the RPG game Traveller. The background as written could actually work as the RPG system is very similar in designed, as it is based on Gibbons Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. As is Azimov’s Foundation, Pouls Cmdr Flannery and even (dare I say it) your own Empire Marine Corp books.

    As it standfs, people are free to use the rules of the current Traveller edition, but not the Intelectual Property (IP) without a licence. You could easily convert your background to the rule system with little pain. Aliens could be designed and the ship building and world building can be converted with very little pain (I am in fact working on a Magic v Technology universe crossable by wormholes).

    Something to ponder?

    • chrishanger May 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

      I haven’t actually seen Traveller. (I assume you’re not referring to Starship Traveller, which was an adventure gamebook that predated Voyager and was much better.) That said, I don’t know anything about RPG systems. Anyone who wants to make it a game is welcome . Chris Date: Sat, 24 May 2014 08:35:50 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

  2. Tim June 19, 2014 at 2:38 am #

    Given some similar names, etc. (e.g. Childe Roland)am I correct in assuming that this setting is an alternate-universe to the Empire of TEC? It does seem quite similar in many ways (while being different in a number of other ways, of course).

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