A Galactic Menace…And An Enigma
No historian can say with any accuracy when the M’tait first appeared. The first recorded raid happened sometime early in the human diaspora, but given the distances involved and the difficulties in communication and in collating all the information floating around the spaceways, there could well have been incidents well before that.
They have no known homeworld. Incidents have been reported across the Orion, Crux, Carina, and Perseus Arms. As relatively sparsely-populated as the Outer Arm is, there have even been stories filtering in across the Interarm Deeps of even worse.
The M’tait have never attempted to communicate with their victims. Any attempts by the defenders to communicate, even to offer surrender, have been met with silence. Some survivors have recorded what they believe is M’tait speech, but it has so far defied analysis. Continue reading
Book 2 of The Unity Wars is almost here! The Defense of Provenia goes live on August 14th.
The Unity Wars is going to be to be a massive, sweeping series. I won’t say outright how many books, but it’s going to be a lot, which is part of why the rapid release is happening. The Defense of Provenia is out this month, and The Alliance Rises will be out in September.
Since it is a big galaxy, Book 2 begins the second major story arc of the series. We are moving halfway around the galaxy, to meet new characters and a threat that was introduced in the freebie, Incident at Trakan: the M’tait. (I’m currently planning on three major arcs as the story progresses.)
The Alliance Rises will return to the Scalas Arc in September. Book 4 will introduce the third major arc of the story in October.
A Nightmare From the Sky
Gaumarus Pell is a Corporal in the Provenian Planetary Defense Force. He’s had a quiet career, up until the simmering rebellion on Provenia abruptly escalates to a level of violence never before seen. The visiting Knights of the Order of the Tancredus Cluster think that an off-world terrorist group might have infiltrated the rebellion.
But it is worse than that. The M’tait are coming. And when the ravagers of worlds descend from the deep black of space, nothing is ever the same again…
You can read the first chapter on the Free Fiction page, right here on the site.
It’s available for Kindle preorder here.
(I am going to be getting back to the Lore and Background posts eventually. Been ferociously busy here lately.)