Free ebooks are the best. They’re a great way for readers to try new series risk-free, and they help authors reach new audiences. But there’s just so many of them that it can be hard to find one you like.
Free ebook Friday spotlights a free ebook I’ve personally read and enjoyed, and hopefully, it’ll help you find a good read. The posts come out on random Fridays, not weekly, and the books featured will probably be speculative fiction.
This week’s pick is:
With a stolen experimental starship and a pair of advanced synthetic limbs, Hunter isn’t an average bounty hunter.
“A gunslinger adventure with good, clean fun!”
When he accepted the job on a backwater planet, Hunter thought it would be easy. He and his partner just had to track down a missing researcher. But when they find her, she’s fled a quarter of the way around the massive ring of twenty-seven gates and Hunter realizes all is not as he was told.
That simple realization, and Hunter’s drive for retribution, kick off a series of adventures leading to the most important discovery since the fall of the Gate Age—and put him in direct confrontation with the corp he’s been running from for the past 10 revolutions.
Set in a far distant future, The 28th Gate is a series of tales that will appeal of fans who like space marines, space fleets, and military hard science fiction. The series consists of eight volumes spread across four seasons telling the story of Hunter’s struggles against the AAA corporation that created him. Each volume contains six episodic novelettes each with the action, character, and plotting of a complete story all crammed into an espresso-like package, while each season chronicles a different arc in the overall epic.
Join the adventure now in Volume 1!
This book is just fun. Each episode starts with Hunter, our bounty hunting protagonist, waxing poetical about one of his guns–which he’ll inevitably get to use in action later on. And make no mistake, there’s a lot of action in this volume. The episodes don’t waste time getting to the good stuff, and they’re quick, easy reads.
It’s a pretty cool setup with humans using the titular “gates” to travel across space, though the gates were made by a fallen civilization and people don’t completely understand them anymore. The author’s obviously put a lot of thought into the technology–especially that of the weapons. But the world-building never bogs down the action. This is a book about gunfights, battling robots, outwitting murderous AI security systems, and taking down corrupt corporations.
Like I said, it’s fun.
So if you like episodic stories of a badass bounty hunter with a conscience cruising through space on a cool ship and protecting a mark he was originally paid to bring in…
…then you’ll probably like this book. It’s free at the time of this writing, and you can download it at the stores below.
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