The wonderful people over at Tor were awesome enough to send me these review copies! Thanks Tor! I can’t wait to read and review!
Indomitable by July 26, 2016
So go get your copies!
Check back 8/5/16 for a guest post from W.C. Bauers!
- Series: Chronicles of Promise Paen (Book 2)
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (July 26, 2016)
- ISBN-10: 0765375443
- ISBN-13: 978-0765375445
Indomitable: the second in W. C. Bauers’s Chronciles of Promise Paen, character-driven military science fiction featuring a female space marine.
Promise Paen, captain of Victor Company’s mechanized armored infantry, is back for another adventure protecting the Republic of Aligned Worlds.
Lieutenant Paen barely survived her last encounter with the Lusitanian Empire. She’s returned home to heal. But the nightmares won’t stop. And she’s got a newly reconstituted unit of green marines to whip into shape before they deploy. If the enemies of the RAW don’t kill them first, she just might do the job herself.
Light-years away, on the edge of the Verge, a massive vein of rare ore is discovered on the mining planet of Sheol, which ignites an arms race and a proxy war between the Republic and the Lusitanians. Paen and Victor Company are ordered to Sheol, to reinforce the planet and hold it at all costs.
On the eve of their deployment, a friendly fire incident occurs, putting Paen’s career in jeopardy and stripping her of her command. When the Lusitanians send mercenaries to raid Sheol and destabilize its mining operations, matters reach crisis levels. Disgraced and angry, Promise is offered one shot to get back into her mechsuit. But she’ll have to jump across the galaxy and possibly storm the gates of hell itself.
- Series: Chronicles of Promise Paen (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (January 13, 2015)
- ISBN-10: 0765375427
- ISBN-13: 978-0765375421
The colonists of the planet Montana are accustomed to being ignored. Situated in the buffer zone between two rival human empires, their world is a backwater: remote, provincial, independently minded. Even as a provisional member of the Republic of Aligned Worlds, Montana merits little consideration–until it becomes the flashpoint in an impending interstellar war.
When pirate raids threaten to destabilize the region, the RAW deploys its mechanized armored infantry to deal with the situation. Leading the assault is Marine Corps Lieutenant and Montanan expatriate Promise Paen of Victor Company. Years earlier, Promise was driven to join the Marines after her father was killed by such a raid. Payback is sweet, but it comes at a tremendous and devastating cost. And Promise is in no way happy to be back on her birthworld, not even when she is hailed as a hero by the planet’s populace, including its colorful president. Making matters even worse: Promise is persistently haunted by the voice of her dead mother.
Meanwhile, the RAW’s most bitter rival, the Lusitanian Empire, has been watching events unfold in the Montana system with interest. Their forces have been awaiting the right moment to gain a beachhead in Republic territory, and with Promise’s Marines decimated, they believe the time to strike is now.
Unbreakable by W.C. Bauers is character driven, military space opera in the tradition of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War.
Unbreakable is hardcore military SF straight from the loins of Heinlein and Pournelle and Drake, but with a smattering of genes from A. Bertram Chandler and Poul Anders and Christopher Anvil as well, making it not a slavish imitation, but rather a smart synthesis of its ancestors. (Asimov’s Science Fiction)
Fans of military sci-fi will find plenty to love about this series-opener: a promising protagonist, a colorful band of brothers, and plenty of powered armor battle action. (Jim Killen, B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy blog)
“Bauer puts together characters who take up residence in your heart, the cold-blooded politics of the ‘Great Game,’ the power of devotion and loyalty, and the human cost carnage extracts from even the most courageous. I highly recommend it.” ―David Weber, New York Times bestselling author of the Safehold series
“Tense and fascinating, Ubreakable will hold readers captive until the very end.” ―RT Book Reviews
“A little bit Starship Troopers and a little bit Esmay Suiza, with a dash of Firefly for flavor. W.C. Bauers gives us everything we want in our military science fiction, but never allows the hardware and action to overshadow Paen and everyone else caught in the crossfire.” ―Dayton Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Last World War
“Action-packed, character-rich and mil spec’d to the max. Empires may rise but this backwater rules” ―Dani Kollin, co-author of The Unincorporated Man
“Military science fiction with a kick-butt female lead.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“It’s almost a cliche to compare military SF novels to Starship Troopers, but this is the real deal. Bauers has created a gritty, complex story Heinlein would have been proud of.” ―James Cambias, author of A Darkling Sea
W. C. Bauers works in sales and publishing during the day and writes military science fiction and space opera at night. UNBREAKABLE, an Amazon and B&N “SF/F Best Books of the Month” pick for January 2015, is his first novel. His second, INDOMITABLE, releases July 2016.
His interests include Taekwondo, military history, playing Space Munchkin (Spy Munchkin is a close second), and drinking caf. He lives in the Rocky Mountains with his wife, three boys, and the best rescue in the world, Bailey.