In 4123, the greatest colony ship ever built is leaving the Sol System, and Major Tanis Richards has secured a berth.
Demoted by the military and hung out to dry, the media calls her the Butcher of Toro. However, despite her soiled record, Tanis still one of the best military counterinsurgency officers in the Terran Space Force.
The backers of the colony mission need her to stop the terrorists trying to destroy the GSS Intrepid
, while in the final phases of construction at the Mars Outer Shipyards.
Getting the job done will be her ticket out of the Sol system, but Tanis discovers she is up against more than mercenaries and assassins. Major corporations and governments have a vested interest in ensuring the Intrepid never leaves Sol, ultimately pitting Tanis against factions inside her own military.
With few friends left, Tanis will need to fight for her life to get outsystem.About M. D. Cooper & Aeon 14
M. D. Cooper is a New York Times bestselling author who has envisioned a rich future for humanity,
one where planet-sized megastructures house trillions of humans, but traveling between the
stars still takes decades, or even centuries.
Fans of Ringworld
, Honor Harrington
, The Expanse
, or Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's War
will feel right at home in this, the first book of the Intrepid Saga, and the opening to the world of Aeon 14.
Over the course of the next few years, M. D. Cooper plans to release an additional twenty-two books in this expanding
universe. sp get on board the Intrepid
with Tanis and see what the stars hold for us.What is Aeon 14?
The universe of Aeon 14 is based on the premise that advanced, intelligent, starfaring life takes 14 billion years to
evolve. In astronomy an aeon is a billion years. In Aeon 14, humanity is at the leading edge of this evolution in
the Milky Way Galaxy.
Humanity and the AIs they have created spread out amongst the stars and find that they are alone, though it may
not always be that way...Recommended Reading Order:
- A Path in the Darkness
- - Destiny Rising can also be read in place of Outsystem & A Path in the Darkness
- Building Victoria
- Destiny Lost (also works as a starting point)
- Set the Galaxy on Fire
- New Canaan
- Orion Rising
- Close Proximity (Forthcoming - can be read at any point after Destiny Lost)
- Rika Outcast (Forthcoming - can be read at any point after Destiny Lost)
- The forthcoming Delta-Team stories can be read at any point after Destiny Lost, but may contain small spoilers.
- The forthcoming 242nd Marine stories can be read at any point after Outsystem.