Mark H. Walker
Words. Stories. Games.
It's 2341, and Earth (Terra) has expanded into a multi-planet confederation policed by the strong arm of the Terran Defense Force (TDF). Using potent biped weapon platforms called CATs, tanks, and power-armored troops, the TDF wages Terra's wars. But machines are not enough, Terra also breeds soldiers to pilot her CATs. Faster, smarter, and bigger than natural born humans, the Purebreds are the ultimate warriors. Or are they? Against the TDF juggernaut stands one woman and the inhabitants of a small planet called Sediana. Exiled from Earth generations past, the Sedianans fight to free their planet with ancient Terran Abrams tanks, Bradley IFVs, and M4 assault rifles. Leading them is an Apache warrior, a former U.S. army general, and an Assassin who rebels not only against the TDF, but her genetic cravings as well. Together they stand against the might of Terra, and the TDF's desire to win at any cost, even if they must turn Sediana into nothing more than radioactive rock to do so. Available at the Amazon Kindle store.
"Mark Walker has created a plausible, dangerous 24th-Century setting, and populated it with a cast of compelling characters. Desert Moon is a witches’ brew of entertainment: awesome battle-mechs, genetically enhanced super-soldiers, merciless vampires trained as unstoppable assassins, and a heroin whose motives give a whole new dimension to the adjective “conflicted.” Once you start reading Walker’s blood-and-thunder saga, you’ll be hooked."
William R. Trotter, author of Warrenr's Beastie.
Desert Moon originally saw light as A Craving for Blood. In fact, you can still buy the paperback version of that book. Like George Lucas, however, I can’t seem to let well enough alone. Desert Moon has been rewritten, re-edited, changed, and improved. That and the much, much bigger audience provided by Kindle Direct Publishing, is why I’ve rebadged, and re-released the original book. If you are a reader of the original, welcome aboard, I hope you enjoy the second lap around the track. If you are a newcomer, I think you’ll be in for a treat.
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