Humanity has gone to the stars, split and fused the atom, colonized hundreds of worlds, and rejoiced at first contact with alien life. Until the killing started.
Man has been at war with the Kesvek for over forty years. Nearly indestructible, relentless in battle, and unwilling to negotiate, the reptiles constantly push forward. Colony after colony has fallen, and the human race can do little but hold them back. Humanity knows very little about their enemy.
The Kesvek plan to change that.
There is much to learn, and the Kesvek are willing to teach. So long as humans can survive the process, mankind will discover what caused the conflict, and what is required for peace.
James L. Steele has been published in various anthologies and magazines, including: Solarcide, Allasso, Different Worlds, Different Skins: V.2, Tall Tales with Short Cocks V.2, Bourbon Penn, Gods with Fur, Claw the Way to Victory, and Fictionvale.
The Archeons series, his sci-fi novels featuring nonhuman characters, is published through KTM Publishing.
He lives in Ohio, where he pursues his hobby of becoming a wine connoisseur while having between two and six existential crises per day.
One of the most unique and interesting science fiction books I've read. The first half was spectacular in how little it explained, yet kept the reader's attention in slowly explaining little details. The second half wasn't quite so good, and sort of dragged on a little, but the quality of the first half is easily enough to justify a 5* rating.