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Lucas Bale

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Lucas Bale writes intense, thought-provoking science-fiction thrillers that dig into what makes us human and scrape at the darkness which hides inside every one of us.

His debut novel, The Heretic, is the gateway to the award-winning Beyond the Wall series, an epic space opera with an edge of hard science fiction about the future of humanity and the discovery of the truth of its past.

He wasn't always a writer. He was a criminal lawyer for fifteen years before he discovered crime doesn't pay and turned to something that actually pays even less. No one ever said he was smart, but at least he's happy.

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Lucas Bale There is a fourth novel in the series planned, in addition to the already published the standalone novella, Atonement. That fourth book, the most…moreThere is a fourth novel in the series planned, in addition to the already published the standalone novella, Atonement. That fourth book, the most complex of the series so far as it must draw all the threads together and answer all the outstanding questions, is in progress and I envisage publishing in early 2017. It will be worth waiting for, I promise, and there will be some major surprises to come with it.(less)
Lucas Bale Steve, sadly Amazon makes it so difficult to get things up on pre-order, putting restrictive conditions on it, that I have decided not to this time.…moreSteve, sadly Amazon makes it so difficult to get things up on pre-order, putting restrictive conditions on it, that I have decided not to this time. It's actually easier for me to simply let readers know the date and publish.

I am aiming for May 27th, and I very much doubt that will change.(less)
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In the Eyes of the Dead (A Maquisard's Song, Book One)

It's been a while, I know. Apart from a recent post on someone else's series, the last time I posted about anything I've been working on was July. It's November now. So I'm sorry about that – it's been a testing few months. However, I have not been idle. I've been working on a great deal. Firstly, I have been going over the final edits on a Beyond the Wall novella, Atonement, which is currently...

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“Wars are all fought by men who either believe they are right or who have no other choice. How they fight defines who they are when the blood stops flowing.”
Lucas Bale, The Heretic

“When the fire comes, it doesn’t ask who knew and who didn’t. It burns everything.”
Lucas Bale, Beyond the Wall, Books One and Two

“Death cleanses all sins and grants us a new beginning,”
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The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker
2014, 355 pages, AR 4.27
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1946, 152 pages, AR 3.79
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2014, 236 pages, AR 4.26
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1907, 296 pages, AR 3.99
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2012, 352 pages*, AR 3.78
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2014, 268 pages, AR 4.58
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The Heretic by Lucas Bale
2014, 192 pages, AR 4.65
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