Outline of the Series:
Book 1 Outland Exile: Lieutenant Malila Chiu, as an unknowing pawn in the stealth coup d’etat of General Eustace Jourdaine, is sent to the lawless outlands as punishment for her manufactured and real misconduct only to discover, to her dismay and revulsion, that her arrival is part of a plot by the savages. Jesse Johnstone, the oldest man she has ever met, captures her, humiliates her and drags her unwillingly into savage captivity. Malila’s education and enlightenment in the savage outlands bring insight and horror to her. On returning to the Unity, again as a pawn of General Jourdaine, her bravery and pluck is lauded–that is until Alpha_Drover drives her to the brink.(Published October 2015, iUniverse, pp394; ISBN-13: 978-1491775653)
Book 2 Exiles’ Escape: Malila is forced into a moral dilemma when she learns that the Unity controls only by illusion. Escaping the dilemma of her illusion and the illusion of her society, Malila goes to ground and joins forces with her childhood friend, Hecate Jones, in an attempt to return to the outlands. She and Hecate discover a wounded and lamed man, Will Butler, who is also trying to escape as well. Despite his grievous injuries, he is oddly capable of navigating the trackless underground passageways. They had better hurry. Jourdaine is pursuing them all–and gaining even as he finalizes his plans for the conquest of the outlands. Jesse takes to the air to dodge assassins. (To be published Fall of 2017)
Book 3 Malila of the Scorch: Malila, lost in the Scorch, is hunted by Jesse Johnstone–until she allows him to find her. Things have changed, she has become an ambassador for the now sentient plants of the Scorch, some of which are old friends of Jesse’s. He accompanies her to a peace conference designed to forge a new alliance in light of the coming Unity Invasion. The peace conference comes to naught when the Unity invades. (early 2019)
Book 4: The Western Demarchy has gone silent. The newly revitalized outlands decide to determine its fate and send an embassy to its capital, San Francisco. Reuben Alexander, freed from prison is their unwilling guide. After months of toil and worry they arrive to find San Francisco embattled–and enjoying it
Book 5: The Unity is in trouble… nothing new there… but now the solons are remaining strangely silent despite political unrest, food riots and the strange loss of most of the DUFS. Someone may need to step into Bea’s fluffy slippers.