Dragonfire Station has twists, smooth writing, and characters worth caring about. If you like sci-fi that has both tense and funny moments, you’ll enjoy this series.
This is an immense character-driven universe with intersecting plot lines and characters that arc independently–as is the case with real life. Zen DiPietro has plans for multiple spinoff series, which will continue publishing after Mercenary Warfare is complete, and will also stand on their own while fitting into the larger mosaic of the Planetary Alliance Cooperative.
Begin a fun, exciting epic science fiction series that spans an entire galaxy. Translucid opens up the Dragonfire Station universe with Fallon’s story.
Translucid (Dragonfire Station, Book 1)
Praise for Translucid:
“All science fiction should be this good…Did I mention this is a totally kick-ass sci-fi adventure?”– Mark Gardner, Article 94
“With a final act as high-octane as I could have wished for, Translucid sets up what promises to be a thrilling new series that will indeed focus on space espionage and covert treachery.” Imyril, One More book blog
“Zen’s writing style is so smooth and fluid, it’s a pleasure to read. Even when Em, the protagonist, is under pressure, I feel like I’m reading a latte of words.” — M.D. Cooper, author of the Intrepid Saga series
“Intelligent sci-fi/spy thriller, with several unique twists on the genre.” — Bestselling author G.S. Jennsen
Fallon has a job to do, but she’s forgotten what it is.
Not forgotten, exactly. More like it’s been ripped out of her brain.
She can get through her daily life just fine, but there are things about her that don’t add up against what her service record says. Or what people tell her about herself.
Whatever it is she’s forgotten…it’s bigger than anyone can imagine.
Emé Fallon is a PAC officer and the security chief of Dragonfire Station–and she does a damn good job of it. That’s where her competence ends. Outside of work, she has a wife she doesn’t know, a captain who seems to hate her, and a lot of questions that don’t add up.
When she begins to discover that she has skills she shouldn’t, she starts to understand what she’s capable of.
While she’s fighting for herself, she’ll realize that she and the galaxy have the same problem–and she’ll need to fight for them both.
One person can change a galactic empire, once she knows who she is. Will she end the PAC, or save it?
Fragments (Dragonfire Station, Book 2)
Praise for Fragments:
“If you want to read a book with action, cool spaceships, awesome gadgets and really neat technology then I highly recommend Fragments by Zen DiPietro!”– G. Matthews
“Firefly meets Serenity.”– Mark Gardner, Article 94
What’s a team of black ops officers to do when their own government is coming after them?
They back each other up and get ready for the fight of their lives.
The members of Avian Unit will give everything they have for one another–and to save the Planetary Alliance Cooperative.
Fallon and her team need answers. Not only about what happened to Fallon, but also what’s gone wrong with the PAC. If getting those answers means launching an attack on the very government they’re fighting for, then so be it. Storming the PAC base on Earth will certainly be a unique challenge. But then, Avian Unit specializes in tackling the toughest cases.
Can they outmaneuver the very people who trained them? Any mistakes will cost them their lives, and any chance of saving the alliance. Can one tiny rebellion keep the PAC from splintering?
Sometimes heroes do bad things for good reasons.
Coalescence (Dragonfire Station, Book 3)
Praise for Coalescence:
“I did it again. Bought another one of Zen’s books and devoured it in one sitting.” — Brinstead
“This series just keeps getting better and better, and it started out great.” — Tom Watson
“If you’d a fan of Firefly, Deep Space Nine or The Expanse, you’ll totally grok this series.” — Mark Gardner
Four soldiers against a whole empire.
Avian Unit is ready to settle things with Blackout once and for all. But every time Fallon thinks she knows what’s going on, another twist smacks her right in the face. She follows one clue to the next, finding that the problem goes much deeper than she ever dreamed–all the way to PAC command itself.
Treachery, espionage, and four adrenaline junkies who don’t know how to give up.
This will be the mission of their lives–if they can survive it.
Can one little rebellion save an empire from destroying itself?
Avian Unit is sure as hell going to try. If they succeed, the universe is going to owe them the biggest beer in the galaxy. Maybe some Bennite stew, too.
The first Dragonfire Station series promises action, intrigue, surprises, and characters worth rooting for.
How far would you go to find out who you are?
Go down the rabbit hole with Fallon, as she discovers what’s wrong with her world even as she discovers what’s wrong with herself. She has no memory and no sense of where she belongs. She’ll soon find out exactly what she needs to be doing, and how that fits into the bigger puzzle of what’s going wrong in her government.
If you like a little humor mixed in with your dire situations, well-developed characters and alien species, and some kickass action, you’ll enjoy embarking on this epic adventure.
Included in this box set are three full-length novels: Translucid (Book 1), Fragments (Book 2), and Coalescence (Book 3).
Take a free tour of Dragonfire Station in this short story. Click to purchase on Amazon.
Praise for “The Cost of Business.”
“A great little short story in the world I love.” — Steve Hauser
“Good story…with a hint of dinosaurs.” — Hard2Please
“Impressive! Highly recommended. Will go on to read more about Dragonfire Station in ‘Translucid.’” — Andy F.
Not all good guys finish last.
Cabot Layne has unintentionally become the owner of someone else’s problem. In order to get free of it, he’ll need to use every bit of his trader cunning. If he does it just right, he might stay out of prison. With a little luck, he’ll even manage to turn a profit
Intersections: Dragonfire Station Short Stories
Science Fiction is a brilliant genre because anything can happen. It’s a sandbox mode for humanity, letting us imagine possibilities and examine reality. We can have a front-row seat for war, espionage, and invasions. But sci-fi isn’t just about strife. It’s about wonder and hope, too.
Intersections is a collection of eight feel-good stories that show those bright spots. Some stories do have happy endings, and there is reason to hope.
An unexpected alien first contact.
A down-on-her-luck teen tries to make good.
A doctor must choose between career and friends.
A reptilian runaway fights against the shackles holding her down.
A trader does what’s right, even when people expect him to do wrong.
The Dragonfire Station series shows how an empire can fall. But even in the midst of chaos, there are stories of triumph. These stories, which are unseen by the battling titans, nonetheless create ripples that affect far greater outcomes.
There are no minor characters. Everyone is the hero of their own story.
It’s a good day for an adventure.
Selling Out (Mercenary Warfare, Book 1)
Begin a fun, exciting epic science fiction series that spans an entire galaxy. Selling Out continues the Dragonfire Station universe with Cabot’s story.
It’s all just fun and games unless a profit can be made.
Cabot Layne is a trader, through and through. Some might call him a pirate, but he never breaks the law. He only bends it. One thing’s for sure–he’s certainly no hero. Except a certain BlackOps officer seems to think he is, and sends him off on a mission only a trader can pull off.
That only a very good trader can pull off.
War is good for business.
Cabot’s not concerned with the safety of an allied planet, or even the PAC itself–everyone knows guys like him are privateers who only care about themselves. But if he can save the planet and make a profit too…well, that might not hurt his reputation too much.
Sometimes a shady guy needs to play good guy.
Blood Money (Mercenary Warfare, Book 2)
Double crosses, insults, and clashing personalities–and that’s just within Cabot’s own crew. He, Nagali, and Omar are off on another adventure!
An asset has gone dark, and Cabot’s tasked with finding out why.
He ends up deep inside a dirty operation he wants no part of, among the worst dregs of society. It’s the kind of thing that Cabot wants nothing to do with, but someone has to do something.
Luckily for him, someone new has joined his team. Peregrine’s a hard-as-nails special ops officer, and there’s no telling how she’ll mix with the likes of his longtime associates Omar and Nagali.
He’ll have to get creative to keep this group long enough together to solve the problem at hand. But then, getting creative and working his underhanded mercenary magic is what he does best.
This is going to get interesting.
Hello, rock. Meet the hard place.
Cabot finds himself right in the middle of two titans. On one side, he’s got the Planetary Alliance Cooperative, and their belief that he can help them in their time of need.
On the other side, he’s got a notorious crime boss, best for bringing entire governments to their knees.
Somehow, he’s supposed to work with them both, bridging the gap between two powers that can’t work together on their own. Cabot would say no, but he can’t quite pass up the chance of ridding the PAC zone of a terrible threat.
All he really wants is to go home to his quiet life on Dragonfire Station. Maybe somehow, if he’s very clever, he can get this job done and go back to being a regular trader.
He’s a shopkeeper, not a hero.
Calculated Risk (Mercenary Warfare, Book 4)
We’re all a product of our circumstances.
Once content to be a suspiciously connected shopkeep, Cabot has now unleashed the true mercenary within him.
Chaos has engulfed the Planetary Alliance Cooperative. Because of that, he’s surrounded himself with the criminals of the galaxy. As a result, he has freed his true self. The mercenary liar and cheater he truly is.
He’s ready to take crazy risks, push the extreme, and squeeze every bit out of life.
Maybe he, Omar, and Nagali can even somehow bridge the gap between the PAC government and the PAC’s notorious crime boss like they’re supposed to, and bring everything together to beat the Barony Coalition.
Is it too much to ask of a few selfish rogues? Probably. But it’s going to be one heck of a good time to try.