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An unexpected romance. A space-heist gone wrong. A galactic catastrophe in the making.
Meet Rowland Hale: cyber-thief and captain of the Luck of the Draw, except his luck’s just run out. A sure-fire bet backfires and now his crew’s life is on the line as he faces first contact with two warring alien species locked in a death match to the end.
Meet Toar Grithrawrscion: A big ol’ bear of a man, his tough exterior conceals a bruised soul. He had it all once – a family, a naval career, the accolades of his people – but that’s all been ripped away. Much like his home world, he is wounded, but he refuses to be beaten.
When fate brings these two men together, they face challenges not just from without, but from deep within: an Allure that dare not be risked, but cannot be refused. If they give in, they fail – if they give up, they fail – and the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.
In Allure of Oartheca, Book 1 of the Oarthecan Star Saga, James Siewert brings us an epic 188k word love-song to the science fiction genre, and a new twist on m/m romance: high adventure, deadly, universe-altering peril, masterly world-building, with compelling and memorable characters in the furthest reaches of unexplored space. He takes us to vivid new worlds, and introduces heroes from very different backgrounds, each wrestling in very different ways with the universal question of what it is to be a man amongst the stars.
Join the adventure in Allure of Oartheca, and discover how hatred and war are not the only ways to destruction.