All-out war engulfs a distant quadrant of space. Hardcore warriors clash in high tech Battlenaut armor, pitting the ultimate fighting machines in epic struggles on a planetary scale. In the heart of this raging hell, the sleep-deprived Redeye squad fights harder than anyone. Pumped up on drugs, wired to the max, the Redeyes tear through enemy forces like berserk Vikings. But fatigue takes a toll, as the Redeyes start to see things that don't exist. And something that might exist after all--a terrible harbinger of doom, a legendary herald of the end of all things. Does the Black Battlenaut truly tower over the blood-soaked war zone? Is it a nightmare brought on by exhaustion, or an omen of infinite devastation? Either way, the Redeyes set out to stop it by any means necessary...even if their private war requires the ultimate sacrifice and more. Don't miss this exciting tale by award-winning storyteller Robert T. Jeschonek, a master of hard-hitting science fiction that really packs a punch.
Also now available: Resist the Red Battlenaut, the sequel to Beware the Black Battlenaut...a full-length novel featuring over 100,000 words of blistering military SF action.
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"Visceral and hard hitting. Bob Jeschonek drops you into the mecha's cockpit, seals the canopy, and won't let you go." – Ian Douglas, New York Times bestselling author of Star Corps, Singularity, and Bloodstar
"Explosive, bloody, and very, very human. SF combat at its very best." – William H. Keith, author of the Gray Death Legion books of the Battletech universe, as well as Bolo Brigade, Bolo Strike, and Bolo Rising
"Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent." – Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Starship series.
About the Author.
Robert T. Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, comics, essays, articles, and podcasts have been published around the world. DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, and DAW Books have published his work. He won the national grand prize in the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds writing contest from Pocket Books and was nominated for the British Fantasy Award for his story, "Fear of Rain." His young adult urban fantasy novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth.