From the Author
She's also the single most often requested character to know more about.
When I ended The Hunter Legacy, having spent 2 years writing a 2 year story, I was mindful of not closing all the doors, simply because so many people didn't want the story to end. But all things must end, so that new things can begin. So I left in 2 loose threads. One of them leads to this book and its new series.
One of the things I wasn't able to do in the Hero stories, was get into how Jane worked, and how she thought. And how and where all her clones come into her existence.
But its deeper than that. Most AI stories are about human's losing control to an authoritarian AI who wants to save them from themselves. Jane is a deliberate attempt to see what happens when the AI is both benevolent, and subtle, yet the only one who can kept things together. How do you do that, and not become what everyone fears the most?
At the most perfect moment in writing the book, fellow author, KJ Colt, asked me the most perfect question to trouble Jane with. And the interesting thing is, it's also a question which we should also be asking ourselves, because the answer reveals so much about who we are. And most interestingly, it was something I hadn't actually answered for myself.
This is the start of a new series, designed to be a trilogy to start with. There are possibilities after, but we'll see where things go first. Its a new galaxy, but using well known concepts.
It's not necessary to have read The Hunter Legacy before reading Admiral Jane, as I've tried to keep this as a completely new series which can stand alone. But by necessity, I've not included all the explanations of tech and history again, knowing how many people will have already read them too many times already. Its a fine line as to what needs to be re-said, and what should be left behind as already said often enough. I hope I got this right.
Its a new galaxy, with new characters, new challenges, and a few old friends. Lets see what they get up to, shall we? :)