Ailon is a resource-rich, low-population world in the galaxy’s Independent Regions. Originally a mining colony of the nearby Avennia system, Ailon once tried to break free, resulting in a brutal war which they lost after Thaddeus Marcell pirated a convoy of badly-needed weapons and matériel that was en-route to the Rebels of Ailon. Now, it’s an oppressed and enslaved world, its conquered population forced to work at gunpoint for their Avennian overlords.
Still reeling from the wounds he sustained during his mission to Waverly, Thaddeus travels undercover to Ailon to see the fruits of his own evils firsthand. There, he volunteers for an organization that ostensibly works to provide medical care to the enslaved population, only to discover a brand-new secret rebellion, one that’s poised to start another war to try to free their world. But this new rebellion is naive, ill-equipped, and poorly-trained, sure to lose any battle they begin. Thaddeus, struggling with his new-found sense of guilt, must face a difficult and dangerous choice: Does he get involved and try to set things right? Because if the new Rebels of Ailon discover who he really is, they just might kill him…
Credits and Publishing Info
Amazon Kindle ASIN: B07KWHD3B5
Paperback ISBN: 9781728694016
Publishing Date: January 1, 2019
Written and published by TJ Mott.
Cover art by Howard David Johnson: www.howarddavidjohnson.com