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Volume III of The Lightship Chronicles

Peter Cochrane and his new wife, Karina, have been married less than a year. And although things have been quiet with the old Empire during that time, they're about to get a lot hotter. Peter and Karina find themselves on a diplomatic mission to Korivar, an old ally of Pendax, the newest member of the Union. But during their mission the government of Korivar attacks Peter's new command, Defiant, and tries to assassinate him and his new wife. Peter responds the only way he can, with all the power at his disposal to protect Karina and Defiant.

But Defiant is quickly called away to Skondar, where Peter's old flame Dobrina Kierkopf and her new ship Impulse II has come under attack by the Butcher of Carinthia, Prince Arin. Defiant chases away the prince, but soon Peter finds himself racing towards the mysterious world of Altos, where he discovers an unpleasant truth about the Union's allies, the Historians of Earth.

Arin escapes Peter and the Union Navy fleet pursue him to the ancient Imperial home world of Corant, where the two men battle over the future of humanity; Union, or Empire!


Book I of The Lightship Chronicles


A remote solar system...
A fragile galactic alliance...
An interstellar war on the brink of eruption...

When the Union Navy Lightship H.M.S. IMPULSE is attacked without provocation, Lt. Peter Cochrane, son of the Grand Admiral, is sent to investigate.

On his first deep space mission, this isn't what Peter had planned for. Surrounded by strangers from a foreign world and following secret orders, is he willing to do what it takes to keep the alliance together? Even mutiny?


The crisis at hand becomes something much more when IMPULSE’s rogue Earth Historian leads Peter and his shipmates into a galaxy of the unknown -- of ancient technologies, age-old rivalries, new cultures, and unexpected romance. It’s an overwhelming responsibility for Peter, and one false step could plunge humanity into an apocalyptic interstellar civil war….

Book one in The Lightship Chronicles, a groundbreaking new action-adventure space opera from Dave Bara



Book II of The Lightship Chronicles





The Lightship H.M.S. IMPULSE is gone, sacrificed while defeating First Empire ships the fragile new galactic alliance had hoped it would never see again...


For Peter Cochrane, serving as third officer aboard his world's flagship, H.M.S STARBOUND is a dream that's finally come true. Tasked with investigating a mysterious space station in a newly re-discovered star system, Peter and STARBOUND face a terrible attack. The wounds of that battle may heal with time, but the war is far from over as the First Empire returns, aided by new traitors from within the Union itself!


Coming January 5, 2016, from DAW Books (USA)  and Del Rey Books (UK)

​Young Adult Sci-Fi
Sixteen-year-old Ethan Cochran is a lot like any other high school kid his age; he plays football, he has a girlfriend, he goes to proms. But when he graduates two years early, instead of going to college or learning the family business, Ethan does something a bit different; he volunteers to be a fighter pilot in the Colonial Sector Space Navy.
Once in the Navy Ethan finds things aren’t exactly the way they were portrayed back on Earth; The alien Kalian are aggressively pushing humans off of their original twelve colonies; WorldGov, a coalition of business and government that runs the Earth and keeps it a paradise, is out in the colonies exploiting their resources and leaving environmental disasters behind. And the colonists? They aren’t really the happy pioneers portrayed on TV, more like grumpy conscripts.
Despite his reservations Ethan is commissioned to pilot the navy’s most powerful weapon of defense against the Kalian, the SPEEDWING. Together with his young friends they fight to defend the Earth from these aggressive invaders.
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