I’ve known Shawn Jones and his work since he first started writing Warrior’s Scar, book one of his series, The Warrior Chronicles. Shawn Jones is an Alpha male. Shawn Jones is honorable and believes in honor, integrity, valor.
Shawn Jones writes about an Alpha male — Cort Addison — writing honestly from the warrior’s perspective, because he was, himself, a soldier.
Some call him and his work misogynistic. I’m a woman. I’m a long-time feminist — lo-ong time — and believe me when I say that I fought and continue to fight that battle very well. Also believe me when I say that neither Shawn Jones nor his work is misogynistic. He and it is honest — honest about men (the cads and the reprobates as well as the kind and the valorous) and honest about women (the insipid and the spiteful as well as the kind and the valorous). I like that kind of honesty. I embrace it. I also embrace Shawn Jone’s The Warrior Chronicles. These are powerful tales that soar, and I say that despite knowing that the books could have stood a bit more editing.
These novels are powerful and great. They are also scientifically plausible, Shawn Jones having spent the time and the effort to engage the opinion of a physicist to help him hone the science that is the backbone of the series, its premise, its technology, and, yes, all its science. Says Shawn:
I have a physicist-friend in Canada that I run my science by regularly. I love the moments when he writes back, "That's totally reasonable. Go with it." I have to read a lot of science papers to keep up with the latest theories, and more than once I have had to change something to keep my science accurate. But it's worth it in the end. In my opinion, Clarke's "Hazards of Prophecy" essay should be required reading for sci-fi writers. I like to keep my science plausible, and if I ever decide anything is impossible I will start writing in another genre. (From “SciFi Author Shawn Jones Interviewed” by FCEtier)
Start to finish, you will enjoy this series if you are an independent thinker and not one of those people who’ve swallowed the programming advocated by nefarious Machiavellian interests, programming that makes you interpret everything, especially honesty, as a slight when it’s not.
— D. L. Keur
Shawn Jones lives in Northern California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. An avid camper and fisherman, Shawn’s military, computer, and outdoors experience, give him a unique writing style that lends itself to science fiction with a western flair. His debut work, The Warrior Chronicles, will lead you on an adventure across time and space, to save humanity from both itself, and those who would do it harm. You can find the last remnants of Shawn Jones online at ShawnJonesSciFi.blogspot.com
Cortland Addison, a reclusive military specialist from the early 21st century, travels three hundred and four years into the future with Sköll, his rescued wolf. To the United States government, his journey was designed to test a strange technology. To Cort, it was a way to finally escape a society he no longer wanted to participate in. Cort and Sköll arrive in a world that has been transformed by plagues and technology to find he has become a legend. Facing new enemies and finding new friends, Cortland Addison learns that he cannot escape his past, and only a man willing to abandon peace can secure it.
Cort and Sköll arrive in the future to find themselves barricaded in a vast underground cavern filled with everything they might need to survive their unknown future. From how-to books to enough weaponry and powered armor to wage a war, Addison was well prepared to face whatever challenges awaited him. Or so he thought. He wasn’t prepared for who he found outside the cavern. Because a family he didn’t know existed had been waiting and preparing for him for over three centuries. Now it was up to the family legend to make good on the centuries old promise 'Hope lies in the blood.'
Warrior’s Blood: Book Two of the Warrior Chronicles
On Mars, Cort Addison, his eleventh great-granddaughter Kay, and his gray wolf Sköll seek only two things: the freedom of Kay's son Rand, imprisoned on Mars for a crime he didn't commit, and to be left alone. As they prepare their own colony on Mars, new enemies stand against Cort and his family. The ensuing conflict liberates Mars from Earth oversight and leads to the founding of an empire. But before it's over, the Ares Federation will lead humanity onto the galactic stage.
Warrior’s Realm: Book Three of the Warrior Chronicles
Following Cortland Addison, humanity will finally march onto the galactic stage. Facing both an unknown enemy that can turn planets into crystal, and enemies within his own government, the reluctant leader must unite Earth to defend a coalition of planets it can never join.
As Addison navigates the morality and justice that force him to kill billions, he also fights a personal struggle to protect the survivors of his own onslaught. Ultimately, personal mores and a sense of duty force him to assume his destined role as War Incarnate.
Together with Bazal, the last of an ancient species of octopods, Cort must find the balance between his own realm, one of death and vengeance, and the peaceful existence that has led the rest of the galactic arm to the brink of extinction. It is against this backdrop that Cort faces his own past, to ensure that it cannot destroy his family yet again.
Warrior's Realm is the journey not only of Cortland Addison and his wolves, but also the beginning of humanity's journey to the stars.
Warrior’s Wrath: Book Four of the Warrior Chronicles
The living embodiment of war, Cort Addison is a 21st century warrior molding 24th century humanity into the spear that will protect the Ares Federation. The Tapon, harboring a millennia-old grudge against Cort's alien allies, use force and subterfuge to take back their ancient homeworld. Racing toward retribution, Cort learns a recently vanquished species has escaped their prison world and is swarming through Ares Space. Cort must find a way to save his family and his allies from enemies hellbent on revenge.?
Warrior’s Curse: Book Five of the Warrior Chronicles
Cort Addison is back on Earth to quell rising protests against his wars throughout the galactic arm. For the people of his home planet, exterminating an entire species over a kidnapping was the final straw. He finds himself facing xenophobic leaders on Earth, sabotage, and his own personal loss and betrayal, all while trying to find where thousands of humans are being abducted to. No one is prepared for the barbarity they find on the hidden planet at the other end of a natural wormhole, where Cort must battle an enemy more dangerous and ruthless than any he has encountered before. Cort knows how to solve the problem: The same way he solves all of his problems, with brute force. But this time the cost of victory may transform both Cort and the entire Ares Federation forever.
Warrior’s Glass: Book Six of the Warrior Chronicles
Fresh from a war in the Gryll universe, Cort Addison was ready to go home to a life of, and on, Solitude. Grieving the loss of an unborn child, and fighting to control newfound telepathy, he arrived back in the Ares universe presented with the opportunity to correct a centuries-old wrong. But when the Ares Federation Ship Remington traversed the wormhole, it was shadowed by a new enemy, determined to stake their own claim in our galaxy.
Across space and time, Cort's history pitted him against yet another cruel twist in the journey that was his life. Faced with the choice of protecting the future or redeeming his own past, Cort's personal struggles are set against a backdrop of war to save the species that made him a living god.
Action packed and emotional, Warrior's Glass is Cort's tale of the battle against a ruthless enemy, personal demons, and time itself, to protect his loved ones from a universe that seems hell bent on the destruction of everything he holds dear.
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