The Reach for the Stars trilogy is a three part story about man’s exploration of the galaxy. Ethan Richards develops the warp bubble drive to travel faster than light, but needs Astatine to fuel it. Astatine is an element only found on Iapetus, a moon of Saturn. Realising the value of Astatine, if monopolised, Loki Mason races there for the mining rights before Ethan can. He must lay claim to it at any cost. A shootout between Ethan and Loki eventuates and Ethan damages Loki’s ship. He gains access to the mineral. Ethan’s best friend dies as a result of the race.
The story continues with Ethan and his team traveling to Alpha Centauri. He trains a new unexpected pilot for the ship, Destiny. They discover habitable planets there and explore the most promising one. A deadly enemy lurks within an artificial cave, sealed against entry, and starts killing people. Ethan races for a cure for the disease before Jade succumbs to it. They also discover the origins of humanity on the planet.
They venture to Tau Ceti, where an unexpected resident meets them on the planet Caerus and a mysterious stela stands in his abode. Ethan activates the stela and Loki forces him to use it, taking Jade with him to another universe. They meet the creators of humanity there. Genetic engineering changes them and they return to a deserted Caerus, becoming the first Cetusians, a baby born to them twelve months later.
Reach For The Stars is an action packed science fiction trilogy. A box set of the books will be released soon.