Siege of Praetar (Tales of a Dying Star Book 1)

Written by David Kristoph
Category: · Sci-Fi & Fantasy

“Kristoph skillfully connects three independent perspectives to demonstrate how an individual choice, whether self-serving or for the greater good, can create a ripple of consequences in unexpected ways.” -Publisher’s Weekly

Awarded Honorable Mention in the 2015 Writers of the Future Contest

The red giant Saria is dying.

Praetar, a sand-blown planet, lies occupied. Its people are buried and beaten, forced to toil for the Melisao Empire that prepares to flee their star. Hyken, a Sentinel pilot in orbit around the planet, is faced with a moral dilemma that forces him to choose between his co-pilot and their mission. Mira, a factory worker on Praetar, struggles to make a better life for her daughters–using what little resources at her command. A slumlord named Bruno makes his own arrangements, gathering what meager power he can in the Empire’s scramble to flee.

Caught up in the exodus, these people struggle to survive. Are they strangers, or do their decisions affect one-another in unexpected ways?


Tales of a Dying Star

    Siege of Praetar

    The Ancillary

    Sword of Blue

    Drowned by Fire

    Born of Sand

Ultimate Ending

    Treasures of the Forgotten City

    The House on Hollow Hill

    The Ship at the Edge of Time

    Enigma at the Greensboro Zoo

    The Secret of the Aurora Hotel

    The Strange Physics of the Heidelberg Laboratory



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