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Duel in the Dark (Blood on the Stars Book 1) by [Jay Allan]
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Also by Jay Allan
The Crimson Worlds Series
Book 1:  Marines
Book 2:  The Cost of Victory
Book 3:  A Little Rebellion
Book 4:  The First Imperium
Book 5:  The Line Must Hold
Book 6:  To Hell's Heart
Book 7:  The Shadow Legions
Book 8:  Even Legends Die
Book 9:  The Fall
Crimson Worlds War Stories (Crimson Worlds Prequels)
Red Team Alpha (A Crimson Worlds Adventure)
Flames of Rebellion Series
Book 1:  Flames of Rebellion
Book 2:  Rebellion's Fury (Fall 2017)

Blood on the Stars Series
Book 1:  Duel in the Dark
Book 2:  Call to Arms
Book 3:  Ruins of Empire
Book 4:  Echoes of Glory (Summer 2017)

The Far Stars Series
Book 1:  Shadow of Empire
Book 2:  Enemy in the Dark
Book 3:  Funeral Games
Far Stars Legends Series
Book 1:  Blackhawk
Book 2:  The Wolf's Claw (Coming 2017)
Crimson Worlds Successors Series
Book 1:  MERCS
Book 2:  The Prisoner of Eldaron
Book 3:  The Black Flag (Coming 2017)
Crimson Worlds Refugees Series
Book 1:  Into the Darkness
Book 2:  Shadows of the Gods
Book 3:  Revenge of the Ancients
Book 4:  Winds of Vengeance
Book 5:  Storm of Vengeance (Coming 2017)
Portal Wars Series
Book 1:  Gehenna Dawn
Book 2:  The Ten Thousand
Book 3:  Homefront
Pendragon Chronicles
Book 1:  The Dragon's Banner

About the Author

I'm a lifetime Northeasterner, and I currently live in New York City, where I write from my apartment...and continue to fill small notebooks with ideas for future books. I've been reading science fiction and fantasy for just about as long as I've been reading,so, of course, when I started to write,that's where I ended up. It's been a great ride so far!
My tastes as a reader are fairly varied and eclectic, but I'd say my favorites are military and dystopian science fiction, space opera, alternate history,and epic fantasy, usually a little bit gritty.  I also read a lot of non-fiction, mostly history. I write a lot of science fiction with military themes, but also other SF and some fantasy as well. I like complex characters and lots of backstory and action. Honestly, I think world-building is the heart of science fiction and fantasy, and since that is what I've always been drawn to as a reader, that is what I write.
Among other things, I write the bestselling Crimson Worlds series and the Far Stars series published by Harper Voyager.

I've been an investor and real estate developer for a long time (mostly retired from it now), a fiction author more recently. When I'm not writing, I enjoy traveling, running, hiking, reading. I love hearing from readers and always answer emails. I think you stop growing as a writer if you stop listening to those who read your books.

Join my mailing list at, for updates on new releases (and some free and discounted books), and follow me on Twitter@jayallanwrites for an occasional look at work in progress and thoughts on the genre in general.  Or you can email me I try to answer every email.

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  • Publication date : October 28, 2016
  • File size : 566 KB
  • Publisher : System 7 Publishing (October 28, 2016)
  • Print length : 370 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit cheesy and stereotypical with a number of other issues but an easy read with a good story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 14, 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent straight-ahead military SF page-turner
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best series of books
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Kevin J Stace
3.0 out of 5 stars An ok read but not really anything new.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but can drag a bit
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 6, 2018
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