The Ember War (The Ember War Saga Book 1)
The countdown to the invasion of Earth has begun.
A merciless alien race bent on human extermination has pointed its armada towards Earth. The countdown to their arrival begins.
A mysterious intelligence warns only a young scientist, Marc Ibarra, of our impending doom. Together, the two create a plan for humanity to survive the invasion. Even with the aid of advanced new technology, Marc is faced with a major problem. The plan—if it works—can only save a fraction of us.
Who survives? Who dies? How can humanity win the battle against almost certain annihilation?
With what will only be an ember of humanity left, will it be enough to rekindle our chance for survival and strike back at the Xaros?
The Ember War is the first novel in an epic military sci-fi series. If you like The Legacy Fleet by Nick Webb or Omega Force by Joshua Dalzelle, then you’ll love this explosive adventure with nail biting sci fi battles across the stars. Read this now!
Q&A with Richard Fox:
How would you describe The Ember War?
Battlestar Galactica meets Mass Effect. It is a story of first contact with galactic empires, some with our best interests at heart, others that see us as an infestation to be wiped out. Epic space battles, heroes and villains you’ll never forget and just the right amount of humor to make you bust out laughing while you’re reading in public.
Is the Ember War Saga complete?
The nine book series concludes with The Xaros Reckoning, and that end is both satisfying and uplifting. The Ember War universe continues with Terra Nova, the Dragon Award winning Iron Dragoons and the thrill packed Dotari Salvation.
Where’d you get the idea for The Ember War?
The stars are silent. We’ve had our ear to the sky for decades but we haven’t had a confirmed peep from any alien civilizations. There are three reasonable explanations: no one else is out there, we don’t have the right tools to listen, or something is silencing extraterrestrial civilizations as they start broadcasting.
If the third explanation is the right one, how could humanity save itself from that threat, and what if other aliens could help us?
What makes this unique?
I have a strong military background and that carries into my writing. I spent ten years on active duty in the US Army, and served two combat deployments to Iraq. I try and bring all the fear, doubt and pulse pounding adrenaline from war into my novels, and I hope it shines through for the readers.
If this was a movie, what would it be rated?
PG-13 for some language and intense action.