Praise For Constellation!

  • Just how good can a space opera be, anyway? Fantastic! This is a marvelously woven, excitingly devious and completely believable story about a space pirate who is forced by circumstances and evil mafia-types to rise above small crimes to become a space Sector's hero(ine). India's illegal activities gave her the contacts and the "street smarts" to fit the command of the most impressive battleship in the galaxy - as her father intended when he built it. This is a must-read, and I am eagerly awaiting the sequel!
    - Fated!
  • Constellation is an excellent launch to the exciting new Blood Empire Series by Robert Scanlon. Indy Jackson is a truly likable character: fun, witty, courageous, smart, loyal, humble. I'd follow her into battle any day! The story is fast-paced and full of surprising twists, with a great set-up at the end to ensure readers can't wait for book 2. Scanlon has created an interstellar adventure story with cool and surprising characters. The Rykkamon, these dense, blocky people who live on a high gravity planet also happen to be deadpan literalists and empaths. It makes for very quirky supporting characters. I love Aktip. The story is told in the first person, present tense, which warrants a mention, because it can so easily be poorly done. Scanlon more than pulls it off. Indy is, indeed, a competent narrator and engaging storyteller. Like any space opera, there are explosions and weapons being fired, but the violence was mild and not explicit when it did occur. Also, Indy has a definite preference for peaceful conflict resolution. I'd say it's PG: not puppies and daisies, but suitable for anyone old enough to enjoy a space opera's themes.
    - Excellent writing, great new hero, fun space opera!
  • Sooooo good. Was worth losing a bit of sleep staying up late to read this hard to put down space opera. Looking forward to the next in the series which I'm sure will be at least as good.
    - One of the best I've read in a long time

The first book in The Blood Empire Trilogy is Constellation [Out Now!].


Constellation: “This series fills the Firefly-shaped hole in my heart!”

One snarky heroine and her band of misfits up against, well, pretty well everyone else.

Indy Jackson is a stubborn space pirate with two goals in life: keep her father’s underground operation alive and hunt down his murderer.

When Indy is framed for an alien massacre, she is forced to go on the run to clear her name and attempt something dozens of professionals before her have failed to achieve: find Constellation, the Sector’s fabled battlecruiser.

Missing in action, and believed to be destroyed in the last Great War, Constellation is the only warship capable of defending the Sector against its mightiest enemy, the Blood Empire.

But the Sector is crumbling and on the brink of civil war. If Indy sides with the wrong faction, then no one will survive the Blood Empire’s onslaught. Especially not Indy, her brother, and her ragtag crew.

Will Indy make the right choice, and successfully play the Sector’s fragile politics … or will the Galaxy fall into disarray, bringing death and destruction to all?

Constellation is the first book in a fast-paced space opera saga. If you like intense stand-offs, unexpected twists, and planet-loads of hidden agendas, then you’ll love Robert Scanlon’s Blood Empire series.

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