GULAG MOON is the prequel to the Chronos Military Science Fiction series, set in the year 2113, and is a 'must' introduction for any reader of the Chronos series. This isn't to say that prior fans won't find it immensely satisfying to 'go back in time': just that newcomers to the series will find GULAG MOON neatly sets the place and tone for the following sagas.
GULAG MOON introduces the character of Zach Murphy, the main protagonist , at a stage of his life when his military training is just beginning. It's told from the viewpoint of freedom fighter Zep Hedgewick
Zep's meeting with Zach Murphy will change his life, transforming him from an ineffective part-time black marketer to a worthy opponent of the Syndicate.
The military encounters and descriptions of high-tech battles are vivid and changing, reinforcing Zach's coming of age and also offering a satisfying contrast between Zep's abilities and Zach's growing leadership skills.
GULAG MOON is a cat-and-mouse game well played: jungle advancements and retreats, check and checkmate battles, and military strategy played out well by both sides all keep the action fast-paced and the main protagonists edgy and well-developed. Zach learns to deftly field technologically advanced weaponry despite some disasters, and grows stronger with each encounter.
By novel's end Zep has been transformed from a bumbling sidekick to a military man with his own powers and passions - and Zach has moved from a soldier to a leader. The friendship that originally bound the two men deepens throughout conflicts and results in a rich connection by the conclusion of GULAG MOON, which promises further satisfying adventures in the Chronos series.
From the Inside Flap
Book 1: Gulag Moon - (2111) - This is the prequel to the series.
Book2: Chronos - (2132)
Book 3: Chronos Prophecies - (2133)
Book 4: Battle for Chronos - (2134)