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New Release: Andrew P. Weston’s “The IX”

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Happy New Release to Andrew P. Weston
and his new military fantasy, The IX!



The ultimatum: Fight or die.

Roman legionnaires, far from home, lost in the mists of Caledonia; a US cavalry company on a special mission for Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln; and a Special Forces unit from the 21st century, desperate to prevent nuclear catastrophe:

Snatched away from Earth at the moment of death to a failing planet far away, these misfit soldiers must unite against a relentless foe, where the cost of victory may be more than they’re willing to pay.

How far will they go to stay alive?


From Perseid Press.


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More about The IX:

Arden, home to a culture that has existed for thousands of years and which spans dozens of worlds. Regardless, their sophistication cannot prevent calamity at the hands of an unstoppable nemesis. Known only as the Horde, this enemy has proven relentless. They have not only stripped the outer colonies bare, but now threaten the existence of the entire Ardenese way of life.

Realizing there is nothing they can do to prevent the inevitable march toward extinction, the Ardenese governing body come to a drastic decision. They gather together at their capital city, Rhomane, and submit their remaining genetic heritage into a vast underground ark, to be left in the care of an incredibly advanced AI construct called, the Architect.

It’s mission? To use the Rhomane’s dwindling reserves and safeguard their race by reaching out across time and space toward those who might be in a position to help reseed a devastated world at some time in the future.

Imagine the scenario, then, when soldiers from varying eras and vastly different backgrounds are snatched away from Earth at the moment of their passing, and transported to the far side of the galaxy. Thinking they have been granted a reprieve, their relief turns to horror when they discover they face a stark ultimatum:

Fight or die.

Despite overwhelming odds, this group of misfits manages to turn the tide against a relentless foe, only to discover the true cost of victory might exact a price they are unwilling to pay.

If you like your science fiction to include fast paced, gritty, realistic action and dark humor in the face of overwhelming odds, then The IX is definitely a saga for you.

Fans of Julian May’s “Saga of the Pliocene Exiles,” Robert Heinlein’s “Have Space Suit, Will Travel”, and Jerry Pournelle’s “Janissaries Series” will love this tale. It combines elements of the past, present, and future, and blends them together into a slick and stylish package that will leave you breathless and hungry for more.

The Must Read Science Fiction Adventure of 2015.


Read a couple of excerpts from The IX, available to read for free at Amazing Stories!

Excerpt #1:

Excerpt #2:



Interview with Andrew P. Weston:

Character Interview with Alan McDonald from The IX:



Take part in the Thunderclap campaign for The IX. The Thunderclap goes off on February 3rd!


About the author:

Andrew P. Weston is a Royal Marine and Police veteran from the UK who now lives on the beautiful Greek island of Kos with his wife, Annette, and their growing family of rescue cats.

An astronomy and law graduate, he is a contracted writer of fiction and poetry, creator of both the “Guardians” and “Cambion Journals” series, and has the privilege of being a member of the British Science Fiction Association, and British Fantasy Society.

When not writing, Andrew devotes some of his spare time to assisting NASA in one of their remote research projects, and writes educational articles for and Amazing Stories.


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