Publishing Date: August 2015
Publisher Description: Humans expanded into space…only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement…for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.
Review: This gives you a taste of what will later become a serialized product. In this preview you get “Life of the Mind” which follows Rafe Daquin, a pilot who finds himself rather boxed in. “This Hollow Union” follows the power brokers and their political maneuverings between the Colonial Union, Conclave and Earth.
A very good writer that perhaps allowed the publisher to serialize his work and render it less than palatable. The world building fails to reach the highs that you expect. The story just ends, abruptly. Still an awesome read.