The battle is lost but the war must go on. Now Princess Moriana has to ally herself with the alien lizard creatures - the Fallen Ones. But their price is the sending of a human volunteer on a quest that may well be a sacrifice.
Robert E. Vardeman is the author of more than 100 fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as numerous westerns under various pen names (Jackson Lowry, Karl Lassiter). F&SF titles include two Star Trek novels, the fantasy Dark Legacy (Magic: The Gathering tie-in) and sf novel Ruins of Power (Battletech: Mechwarrior tie-in). The reprint of his Star Frontier trilogy was launched with Alien Death Fleet and Genetic Menace. Black Nebula will be published soon. The complete Biowarriors series (The Infinity Plague, Crisis at Starlight, Space Vectors) has been published for the Kindle, as well as the original near future sf novel Moonlight in the Meg.
Fantasy work includes the novelization of Sony Playstation videogame God of War 1 (co-authored with Matt Stover) and the forthcoming God of War 2. All nine titles in the Swords of Raemllyn series have been republished in Kindle format. Additional original short fiction has been published for the Kindle, including "Along the Feathered Road" and "Hammer and Fangs."
In addition to short stories for the Kindle, his collection Stories from Desert Bob's Reptile Ranch covers almost thirty years of writing.
Editorial work includes Career Guide to Your Job in Hell and the spectacular anthology, co-edited with Joan Spici Saberhagen, Golden Reflections.
Vardeman is a longtime resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA graduating from the University of New Mexico with a B.S. in physics and a M.S. in materials engineering. He worked for Sandia National Laboratories in the Solid State Physics Research Department before becoming a full time writer.