Free Trader Book One - The Free Trader of Warren Deep
The first in a multi-volume series inspired by Gamma World(TM). New cover as of April 14, 2016!
In a world colonized by humans a millennium ago, they quickly devolved into a civil war, humanity and its creations rise again. Free Trader Braden and his mindlinked Hillcat are plying the trade routes of Warren Deep when things start to get hot. Giving tempers time to cool, Braden gathers engineered (mutant) creatures to him for a trip south of the Great Desert where he hopes to find Old Tech that he can trade for untold riches. The more he learns about the ancients, the more he wants to learn. Along the way, he establishes a new ideal regarding trade and collaboration in the south where trust of strangers is unknown. Braden and his companions, a Hawkoid, a Hillcat, a Tortoid, and a female warrior find that some Old Tech still functions, with the potential to change their world for the better or worse, depending on what they decide.
Signed paperback copies available here from the Web Store for $11.99.
Free Trader Book Two - The Free Trader of Planet Vii
The second in a multi-volume series inspired by Gamma World(TM).
In a human-colonized world after a civil war, humanity and its creations rise again. Braden and his companions, having found an active ancients' outpost, change their goal from trading Old Tech to keeping it out of the hands of an increasing number of belligerents. They continue to expand the trade routes in the south to include both mutants and humans, but the friction grows between all groups. Braden and his companions go to war against a mutant menace that threatens to wipe out all life in the south. With Old Tech in hand, the companions at his side, and a rough plan, they engage the enemy.
The third in a multi-volume series inspired by Gamma World(TM) and in this volume, Metamorphosis Alpha (TM).
Once Braden and Micah learned that humans are elsewhere in the Cygnus system, the Old Tech of New Sanctuary helps them get on board the Resettlement Vessel Traveler where they have to realign the ship to transfer the remaining people from Cygnus VI to the ship, then to Planet Vii. It takes days to travel from one end of the massive ship to the other. In between, they find themselves watched and stalked by a wide range of strange and wonderful inhabitants of RV Traveler. They fight their way forward, but will they succeed in saving the remnants of Cygnus VI?
Available in both paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon.
Free Trader Book Four- Battle for the Amazon
The fragile trade route is expanding, until the attacks
Trade grinds to a halt. People cower in fear, before they run for their lives.
The first Lizard Men were called the Overlords, and they have declared war on humanity. Braden, Micah, and the Hillcat are the only ones with the ability to act, so they take the responsibility.
They gather the companions for a journey into the rainforest
to confront the Overlords, but the ancient Lizard Men are deep within the
Amazon, protected by a seemingly endless number of dark minions.
Free Trader Book Five - Free the North!
When peace is established in the south and trade starts to flourish, the Free Trader determines that he needs more resources. A trip back across the Great Desert is planned. Better equipped with technology, the Hillcat, the Free Trader and their companions head north to find livestock, horses, and even settlers, but what Braden saw before he left was only the tip of the iceberg.
A war has come and gone, but Braden know that the victors cannot be allowed to rule.
Free Trader 5 - available exclusively from Amazon!
Free Trader Book Six - Free Trader on the High Seas
The Free Trader and his companions head out to sea to find the research station hidden in the depths of the Western Ocean. Finding an island teeming with life, there's never a dull moment as strange creatures and humans resist Braden's attempts to save them from themselves.
Scheduled for release in October, 2016.
Free Trader Books Seven, Eight, and Nine!
We've already contracted with Tom Edwards, the cover artist who did the first six covers to do the next three. Look for these three titles in 2017!
FT7 - Southern Discontent
FT8 - The Great 'Cat Rebellion
FT9 - Return to the Traveler
Humanity Returns to Space
Based in the Free Trader Universe
Far in the future after Braden, Micah, and G-War bring peace and prosperity to Vii...
The Cygnus Space Opera is built in the Free Trader Universe about 135 years after the time of the Free Trader series.