by Daniel Arenson
Jon Taylor is an Earthling. He doesn’t care much about space. At least until his brother dies on Bahay, a war-torn planet many light-years away.
After the funeral, Jon joins the army. He learns to kill. And he flies to Bahay, sworn to avenge his brother.
Centuries ago, Filipino colonists arrived on Bahay to build a utopia. But this world has become a nightmare. Jon finds himself in a dizzying dreamscape, a world of dark jungles and neon slums, of ruthless guerrillas and intoxicating bargirls, of blood-soaked battlefields and glittering brothels. Here on Bahay, a man can lose his life in the jungle, lose his sanity in the gleaming drug dens, or lose his heart to a local girl with a sweet smile and knife behind her back.
On Bahay, nothing is as it seems. In this place of strange dreams and secrets, Jon hunts the man who killed his brother. But revenge always comes with a price.
Category: Science Fiction – Military
by Daniel Arenson
Conquering this backwater planet should have been easy.
But the natives are fighting back hard. The bodies pile up. The bombs keep falling. There is no end in sight.
Jon is an Earthling, a soldier eager to serve his world. But now he’s bogged down in the jungles of an alien planet. And the enemy is ruthless.
Maria is a Bahayan, a native of this world of deep forests and deeper secrets. Her ancestors came from Earth, Filipino colonists seeking a better life. But Maria was born on Bahay, and she would die to defend her home.
Jon knows she is the enemy. That her betrothed, a cruel warlord, murdered his brother. Yet Jon cannot help it. He is drawn to Maria like a moth to the flame.
And this flame might burn the galaxy.
As the war rages, secrets emerge. Lies unravel. Jon and Maria discover shocking truths . . . truths that could shake the very foundations of their worlds.