Andromeda's Choice is available now!
The roots of the Legion of the Damned lie deep within the mythology of the future. But now national bestselling author William C. Dietz goes back to the Legion's early days with the story of one recruit's rebirth and redemption .
Hundreds of years in the future, much has changed. Advances in medicine, technology, and science abound. Humanity has gone to the stars, found alien life, and established an empire. But some things never change ...
All her life, Lady Catherine Carletto-Cat to those close to her--has lived for nothing but the next party, the next lover, the next expensive toy. But after Princess Ophelia kills her brother, and takes control of his empire, she seeks to consolidate her power through a galaxy wide purge of those who might oppose her. Cat's parents are among the first to die--and Cat is number 2999 on the list of people the synth assassins are searching for.
So Cat needs a place to hide. After joining the Legion, and taking the nom de guerre Andromeda McKee, she distinguished herself during the desperate fight on Orlo II. Now, having been summoned to Earth to receive the Imperial Order of Merit, Andromeda learns that her uncle Rex is the leader of a resistance group that is determined to overthrow Ophelia.
Caught up in a web of intrigue, Andromeda realizes that the moment is coming when her opportunity for revenge will be at hand. But will she be able to act? Or will she be betrayed by those she has come to trust?
Cover by Chris McGrath
From the upcoming December 2013 RT Book Review:
by William C. Dietz
"Andromeda McKee is one hell of a heroine. Dietz is a rarity among male science fiction authors: He can write a steely, badass female protagonist without making her seem unreasonably stoic. He allows McKee a bit (but just a bit!) of softness and vulnerability, making this debutante-turned-army sergeant into a completely engaging three-dimensional character. Fans of military sci-fi will especially appreciate McKee’s head for strategy and the cleverness she shows in dealing with nemeses (like ruthless empress Ophelia and vindictive superior Heacox) and allies (like ne’er-do-well buddy Larkin) alike. If you don’t root for “the Steel Bitch,” I just don’t know what to do with you."