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Duel in the Dark

(The first book in the Blood on the Stars series)
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There is one chance to avert war.

Read the first book in Jay Allan’s blockbuster Blood on the Stars series.

A duel, in the deepest darks, a savage fight between two veteran warriors, two captains, two heroes.

An epic battle that only one can survive. A fight to determine if there is peace, or a bloody war where billions will die.

The Confederation battleship Dauntless has spent ten months patrolling the border, alone, watching for an attack from the enemy Union. The crew is exhausted, and the aging vessel needs repairs.

The fleet is mobilized, ready for the war it knows is coming. The forward bases are overloaded beyond capacity, and Dauntless is sent clear across the Confederation, to a base along the peaceful and sleepy sector known as the Far Rim.

But the quiet frontier isn’t quite what it seems, and a distress call from a mining colony at the edge of Confederation space, sends Captain Tyler Barron and his ship 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 main front. Stopping whatever is happening on the Far Rim is Barron���s responsibility, and his alone.

Barron is the grandson of the Confederation’s greatest hero, and his name has always carried great privilege, along with crushing responsibility. Now he must prove that he has inherited more than just a name from his famous ancestor.

He must face the enemy, and win the victory.

Before the Confederation is caught between two enemies and destroyed.

"Allan strikes gold with his first novel in the Blood on the Stars series. Marines fighting on the ground and spacers slugging it out in the inky blackness of deep space, it doesn't get much more exciting.” – Amazon Review

Start the series readers are calling, “a complicated, detailed, and compelling story,” and “a rich and satisfying experience.”

All the Blood in the Stars Series are available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited.

Book 1: Duel in the Dark
Book 2: Call to Arms
Book 3: Ruins of Empire
Book 4: Echoes of Glory
Book 5: Crucible of Fire
Book 6: Dauntless
Book 7: The White Fleet
Book 8: Black Dawn
Book 9: Invasion
Book 10: Nightfall
Book 11: The Grand Alliance
Book 12: The Colossus

Genre: Science Fiction

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