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It Takes Death to Reach a Star
It Takes Death to Reach a Star

It Takes Death to Reach a Star

It Takes Death To Reach A Star Duology


324 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth, EPUB

Trade Paper, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $23.99)

Publication Date: May 2018

ISBN 9781944109523

Rights: WOR

Vesuvian Books (May 2018)


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THE WORLD YOU KNOW IS DEAD.WE DID THIS TO OURSELVES.The epidemic struck at the end of the Third World War. In just five years, the Earth was annihilated. Only one city survived—Etyom—a frozen hell-hole in northern Siberia, still engulfed in conflict.The year is 2251.Mila Solokoff is a Robust who trades information in a world where knowing too much can get you killed. Caught in a deal-gone-bad, she’s forced to take a high-risk job for a clandestine organization hell-bent on revolution.Demitri Stasevich is a Gracile with a dark secret—a sickness that, if discovered, will surely get him Ax’d. His only relief is an illegal narcotic produced by the Robusts, and his only means of obtaining it is a journey to the arctic hell far below New Etyom.Thrust together in the midst of a sinister plot that threatens all life above and below the cloud line, Mila and Demitri must master their demons and make a choice—one that will either salvage what’s left of the human race, or doom it to extinction ...


"… merging the best of apocalyptic fiction and sci-fi … compelling." —Library Journal

"Cinematic, thought-provoking, and immersive … in the manner of the novels of Philip K. Dick." —BOOKLIST

"One-of-a-kind, richly imagined and vividly portrayed. The sense of pacing is exquisite." —Jason Kirk, 47North

Author Biography

Stu Jones has served full time as a law enforcement officer for twelve years. Over the course of his career he has worked as an investigator, an instructor teaching SWAT close quarters and defensive tactics, and as a member and team leader of a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team. He is also trained and qualified as a law enforcement SWAT sniper, as well as in hostage rescue and high-risk entry tactics. He is an Eagle Scout, a lifelong martial artist, and an avid outdoorsman.