Hey guys. I’m pretty weary of waiting to give you all a release date for the hard copy book, too. So I started writing a short set a bit over four years prior to the events of “Honor & Sacrifice”. If you read it before reading “H&S” it won’t necessarily damage the story for you. It does however move straight to the action with very little explanation, as it is from the point of view of a full-blooded, homeworld-borne kaffa – Valdieren Karshimziel and not through the eyes of someone who is unfamiliar with how things work in the empire and/or combat.
Karshi – “Val” to his co-workers – is a young Archon officer determined to win his call sign, even if it means volunteering on a high-risk, morally questionable operation with a team of hardened veterans.
Roots in Hell, part one – Note that this was a good draft but not a perfect one. Since I have to send my files to someone else to convert for me until I fix one of the other computers at the Ranch, it’s going to be a little flawed for a while. Don’t complain too much, OK, this is free after all.