Cygnus Rising From space they came, to space they returned, humanity searching for a way home. The people of the Cygnus system were determined to find other life, maybe even return to Earth as they explored the known galaxy. Humanity would not be denied.
“Wonderfully done, really good characters, strong plot. Very well thought out, the science is solid, this is a really good story about humanity working together for a common goal.”
“Great start to a new space opera. Varied and wonderful characters, plenty of action, unique plot. What more could you ask for? I'm already reading the second in the series and looking forward to more!”
“I'm a huge Sci-fi (and Fantasy) nerd, but consider myself a relative newcomer to the Space Opera genre...thanks to Craig Martelle, I'm hooked.”
And they had the company of the intelligent species humans created centuries past, who evolved and became equals, partners in the journey to a better place. They were all the people of Cygnus VII.
From the ashes of their past, Cygnus was rising.
The motto of the Space Exploration Service was “the ship is life, save the ship.” And the crew had done that, repeatedly, even though it cost lives. Everyone on board the Cygnus-12 volunteered for the Space Exploration Service because they believed that the risk was worth it. For all humanity, they went to space, to find what was out there, return with knowledge to improve their civilization. And if they could return with word that Earth was there, alive and well, then that would make their sacrifices worthwhile.
Cygnus Rising is the first book in a Space Opera series based within the Free Trader universe.