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Duel in the Dark

(2016)
(The first book in the Blood on the Stars series)
A novel by

 
War is coming.

The Confederation battleship Dauntless has spent ten months patrolling the border, alone, watching for an attack from the enemy Union. Her crew is exhausted and the aging vessel needs repairs. With the fleet mobilized, and the forward bases overloaded beyond capacity, she is sent clear across the Confederation, to a base along the peaceful and sleepy sector known as the Rim.

But the quiet frontier isn't what it seems, and when a distress call is received from a mining colony at the edge of Confederation space, Captain Tyler Barron must take Dauntless forward into the unknown.

Barron and his crew have their ship - and each other - but they can expect no reinforcements. His superiors believe that Union deceit is at play, that the attack is merely a diversion, intended to draw Confederation forces from the disputed border. Their orders are clear: no ships will be transferred from the front. Stopping whatever is happening on the rim is Barron's responsibility, and his alone.

Barron's grandfather was the Confederation's greatest hero, the father of the modern navy. His name has always carried great privilege, and crushing responsibility. Now he must prove that he has inherited more than just a name. He must face the enemy, and win the victory.

Before the Confederation is caught between two enemies and destroyed.

Duel in the Dark is the first book in a new series from USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Allan.

Blood in the Stars Series Reading Order

Book 1: Duel in the Dark
Book 2: Call to Arms
Book 3: Ruins of Empire
Book 4: Echoes of Glory (Summer 2017)

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Duel in the Dark: Blood on the Stars I (Volume 1)
Author(s): Jay Allan
ISBN: 0-692-80341-6 / 978-0-692-80341-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: System 7 Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2017 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: Duel in the Dark
Author(s): Jay Allan
ISBN: 1-5366-9264-6 / 978-1-5366-9264-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Duel in the Dark: Blood on the Stars, Book 1
Author(s): Jay Allan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

January 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Duel in the Dark: Blood on the Stars, Book 1
Author(s): Jay Allan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Duel in the Dark: Blood on the Stars I
Author(s): Jay Allan
Publisher: System 7 Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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