About the book:
From the ashes of their past, Cygnus was rising.
Following in the footsteps of their forefathers, humanity returns to space to explore, learn what the galaxy has to offer, maybe even return to Earth. Cain, the great-great-grandson of the ones who brought peace and free trade back to Planet Vii, finds himself challenged to live up to the deeds of his ancestors, driven to excel as he joins the Space Exploration Service trying to earn a position on the latest deep space exploration vessel.
But space is a dangerous place, where the risks are great and the rewards fleeting.
Faced with the most difficult decisions he has ever faced, Cain is trapped on a human-colonized world. With hostile forces pressing in, Cain has no choice but to dig deep for lessons from his past, match wits with a ruthless enemy, and help his companions to transition from being peaceful explorers to fierce fighters if they are to survive.
A journey to the far reaches of the galaxy, an exploration of their inner souls, from space they came, to space they returned….
Cygnus Rising is the first in Craig Martelle’s brand new Cygnus Space Opera Series, set in his Free Trader universe! If you like Daniel Arenson’s Earthrise series, Raymond Weil’s Slaver Wars or Edgar Rice Burroughs’s John Carter of Mars then you don’t want to miss this brand new Sci-Fi release!