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By Blood Or By Star Book 1


The Shadow Man was there when Milune was destroyed, wielding a power that ordinary folk should not behold. But frightened children are rarely believed.


With Abraham’s mother dead, his father tries desperately to build his sons a new life on a new world. There are friends, enemies, romances, and the usual embarrassments of teenage years. But Abraham dreams only of revenge – against the vile riskar, destroyers of Milune.

Enamored by tales of the great campaign against the riskar, Abraham signs up, the realities of war and the dynamics of camaraderie molding a simple farmboy into a deadly and intuitive soldier.

But there are truths still to emerge, and The Shadow Man is no longer the distant memory of a frightened child. Nor does he hover at the edges of Abraham’s dark dreams.


In fact, he is much closer than Abraham could have imagined.

Redshift Front Cover
A moon smashing into a planet


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"Nothing better than going full rock 'n' roll on alien landscapes. 5*"

Jeremy C. Spires, Author of Ashes of Eternity

Suave political maneuvering, thrilling action, and entertaining banter amongst soldiers make Redshift a pulsating page-turner that you can't put down. [...] With an intricate plot that moves briskly, Burnworth keeps the reader hooked on every page. [...] ...attention to detail...characters are well-realized [and] thoroughly compelling...action scenes are described vividly. [...] I would recommend Redshift to anyone who wants an epic sci-fi saga."

Readers' Favorite Review

Think Starship Troopers, meets Mass Effect, meets the Twilight Zone. Burnworth expertly guides readers through a story of childhood trauma leading to the realistic challenges and comradery only found in the military with a mysterious chain of events that will keep readers hungry for answers and cumulates in an explosive ending you can't miss. 5 stars!

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