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IN THE WAKE OF THE TEMPLARS Trilogy
by Loren Rhoads

IN THE WAKE OF THE TEMPLARS Trilogy by Loren Rhoads

IN THE WAKE OF THE TEMPLARS is a thrilling, galaxy-spanning trilogy of revenge, lust, and redemption by a popular female writer with a massive social platform. Loren Rhoads mixes courtroom science fiction with sweeping space opera that features aliens, androids, drug dealers, journalists, and free-running media hackers.

Loren Rhoads is the author of Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues, Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, co-author (with Brian Thomas) of the novel As Above, So Below, and editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. She was the editor of the cult nonfiction magazine Morbid Curiosity for ten years and runs the website CemeteryTravel.com, where she blogs about graveyards as tourist destinations.

IN THE WAKE OF THE TEMPLARS Trilogy, Book #1: THE DANGEROUS TYPE

July 2015, 296 pages

Set in the wake of a galaxy-wide war and the destruction of a human empire, THE DANGEROUS TYPE follows the awakening of one of the galaxy's most dangerous assassins and her quest for vengeance.

Entombed for twenty years, Raena has been found and released. Thallian has been on the lam for the last fifteen years. He's a wanted war criminal whose entire family has been hunted down and murdered for their role in the galaxy-wide genocide of the Templars. His name is the first on Raena's list, as he's the one that enslaved her, made her his assassin, and ultimate put her in a tomb. But Thallian is willing to risk everything--including his army of cloned sons--to capture her. Now it's a race to see who kills whom first. Alternatively, Gavin has spent the last twenty years trying to forget about Raena, whom he once saved and then lost to Thallian. Raena's adopted sister, Ariel, has been running from the truth -- the one about Raena, about herself and Gavin -- and doesn't know if she'll be able to face either of them. THE DANGEROUS TYPE is a mix of military science fiction and an adventurous space opera that grabs you from the first pages and doesn't let go.

IN THE WAKE OF THE TEMPLARS Trilogy, Book #2: KILL BY NUMBERS

September 2015, 288 pages

Former assassin Raena Zacari thinks she’s left the past behind. The Imperial torturer who trained her is dead; the human empire is disbanded; and she is finally free. But Raena is troubled by a series of nightmares that always seem to end with her shooting an ex-lover in the head. She needs to get her mind clear because there’s a flaw in the most commonly used starship drive—and the band of media-obsessed pirates she’s fallen in with is right at the heart of the controversy. With humanity scattered across the galaxy, she’s going to have to rely on the alien crew members of the Veracity to help her put the pieces together. It doesn’t help that the Templars— wiped out in a genetic plague while Raena was imprisoned—have left booby-trapped biotechnology scattered across the galaxy. KILL BY NUMBERS mixes military science fiction with sweeping space opera that features aliens, androids, drug dealers, journalists, and free-running media hackers.

IN THE WAKE OF THE TEMPLARS Trilogy, Book#3: NO MORE HEROES (no cover available yet)

November 2015, 288 pages

The multi-species crew of the Veracity are enjoying some well-deserved R&R after informing the galaxy about spread of the time-bending Messiah drug. Now that the galaxy has been saved again, the crew begin to see each other in a new light.

Unfortunately, in the Veracity’s wake lie a string of crimes – and someone has got to pay. Former assassin Raena Zacari is hauled back to the weapons-free pleasure planet Kai to answer charges of kidnapping, murder, and the theft of an Imperial-era diplomatic transport: the Veracity itself.

In the meantime, something is moving in the undersea city Raena destroyed on the Thallian homeworld. Has the worst mass-murderer the galaxy has ever known been cloned back from the dead? Can the Veracity’s crew lay the ghosts to rest without Raena’s lethal skills?

NO MORE HEROES mixes courtroom science fiction with sweeping space opera that features aliens, androids, drug dealers, journalists, and free-running media hackers.

LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW: IN THE WAKE OF THE TEMPLARS Trilogy by Loren Rhoads (Night Shade Books)

Rhoads, Loren. KILL BY NUMBERS. Night Shade. (In the Wake of the Templars, Bk. 2). Sept. 2015. 288p. ISBN 9781597808316. pap. $15.99. SF

Reana has been buried for 20 years, but now the galaxy’s most feared assassin is awake and on a quest for vengeance. Spanning dozens of solar systems and thousands of light years, this military-flavored space opera, which launched with Dangerous Type, is sure to please David Weber and Joel Shepherd fans. The next volume, No More Heroes, is scheduled for a November 2015 release.