UP NOW – A Small Colonial War (Warspite III)

16 Aug

The conclusion to the hit Warspite trilogy, successor to Ark Royal.

A new war has broken out …

Indian ships have invaded three British-held systems and Indian troops have occupied British colonies, forcing Britain to choose between war and shame. The Royal Navy, battered by the fires of the First Interstellar War and desperately trying to recover from the terrifying casualties, must launch a counterattack and recover the colonies.

For HMS Warspite – and a task force of British warships – the stakes have never been so high. If the Royal Navy loses, Britain will be humiliated and the global power system will shift catastrophically, but even victory may come with too high a price. Pushed to the limits, the Royal Navy must take the offensive and determine the outcome quickly …

… Before the Indian gambit triggers off a civil war that will rip the human sphere apart.

Like my other self-published Kindle books, A Small Colonial War is DRM-free. You may reformat it as you choose.  Read the FREE SAMPLE, then download it from Amazon HERE!


5 Responses to “UP NOW – A Small Colonial War (Warspite III)”

  1. Brad August 16, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    Got it! I can’t wait to get started.

  2. David P. Graf August 17, 2015 at 3:43 am #

    I’m still reading. The only error I can find so far is the use of “principle” instead of “principal”. The big problem is that the “Go To” feature in the Kindle version is not working. You cannot bring up the table of contents and must guess the location if you want to skip ahead or behind in the book.

  3. Anarchymedes August 19, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    Finished it yesterday: thanks, Chris. I’m not the one to spot grammatical errors (although, as I mention in my Amazon.com review, the term ‘over-engineered’ generally means ‘unnecessarily complicated’, rather than ‘designed with redundancy in mind, as a precaution’: https://www.amazon.com.au/review/R2J1EII45DW7H3/ref=pe_1168592_181361312_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv). And yes, I can confirm that the table of contents consists of ‘cover’ and ‘end’, at least on my Android Kindle app.
    I have one ‘technical’ question: what’s the book’s word count? I keep hearing that the ‘recommended’ — or ‘acceptable’ — number of words for a sci-fi or fantasy novel these days is between 80,000 and 90,000 words. But some people say it only matters for printed books, not for ebooks, because of the production cost. And there are exceptions, of course: one of the Harry Potter novels is something around 250,000 words. But the exceptions, they say, are usually made for the well-known authors, when the publisher is confident about his RoI. So, how big is this one? Microsoft Word (at least the 2010 and 2013/365 versions) show the word count on the status bar. I’ve been playing with some old novels I could download as PDFs: the longest of Roger Zelazny’s Amber Chronicles is around 70,000 words, his Lord of Light is close to 95,000, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Rodney Stone is about the same, Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines are above 80,000, and The Last of the Mohicans is bigger than 110,000 (surprise, surprise: all those long epigraphs from Shakespeare and others 🙂 ).

    • chrishanger August 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

      Cool – if you liked it, please leave a review.

      The novel is around 121000 words – not counting the free sample and suchlike.


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      • Anarchymedes August 20, 2015 at 10:37 am #

        It doesn’t feel that long — which is a good thing and yet another point in its favour. I once knew a professional editor who eventually himself became a successful fantasy author; he got me interested in these ‘mundane’ aspects of fiction writing. And I think I still got Writing Fiction for Dummies, by Randy Inkermanson and Peter Economy: they also ponder such things.

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