An epic space adventure that holds danger at every turn
The human cadets on the interstellar transport, Bright Star, are heading home after eight long years of military training…but things don’t go according to plan. After a bloody battle with a group of space pirates, the Bright Star and its survivors are taken prisoner with the intent on selling them into slavery…or worse.
Cadet Alec Horn, along with the captain of the Bright Star escape, taking an emperor’s ransom in loot with them. Together, they set out on a dangerous adventure to rescue their friends and comrades.
But can they succeed without bringing forth a war that will bring death and destruction across the Universe?
Reviews for the Book
...a sci-fi masterpiece that rivals some of Robert Heinlein's best work. Lots of fast paced action, violence, and suspense with many plots and twists...a must read for all sci-fi fans. Stephen Fisher, Readers' Favorite
About the Author: Erik Martin Willen
My name is Erik Martin Willén, a first time author from Sweden who loves books and loves writing even more. I live in a small village in south Sweden and I received my education at an American Business University. When I don’t have my head “stuck” in a book or in front of my television; reading and watching as much science fiction as I can, I work as a lumberjack with nature conservation.
I recently published an original science fiction novel titled NASTRAGULL: Pirates, the first book in a projected series that combines the non-stop high-tech adventure of Star Wars with the awe-inspiring, complex cultural backdrop of Dune–with quite a bit of Quentin Tarantino thrown in for good measure. This action-packed novel includes elements of military SF, traditional space opera, dystopian SF, and the sociological explorations of writers such as Ray Bradbury and Ursula K. LeGuin. At heart, though, it’s a love story–the tale of two literally star-crossed lovers, and their Herculean efforts to move Heaven and Earth (sometimes literally) to find each other again and again as circumstances rip them apart.
This is a story that I’ve kept coming back to since I was very young. Back then, a friend and I decided to create a cartoon. He was a great artist and could draw anything—and I was a bit crazy with my creative imagination. We decided I would come up with the story and he would handle the drawings. Boy, what a team we were! We produced a couple of pages, and then we got bored and went outside to play.
Through the years, I made notes on the topic…many notes. Several times I attempted to write a book based on those notes, but didn’t have the patience to complete it; after a few pages, I simply stopped. Years went by, and from time to time, whenever I faced difficulties in my life, I made more notes. Eventually I wrote the outline for the saga and turned it into several screenplays: Dawn Sets In Hell, Twenty-First, Nastragull, etc.
The turning point in my life, the one that made me an author, was when my younger sister Sofia was diagnosed with Lupus SLE—and died shortly thereafter at the young age of 24 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sofia’s death came as an incredible shock. It hit my family and me very hard, and made me revaluate my life. During my grief I started to write, and I wrote and wrote, and I held back nothing. Finally I had found my author’s voice, and the result is the saga called NASTRAGULL.
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