The second in the Chronciles of Promise Paen, female space marine.
W. C. BAUERS has worked on the sales side of publishing for more than thirteen years. Unbreakable is his first novel. His interests include Taekwondo, reading and writing military science fiction, toting gear for his Alpha Unit, and French press brewing. He lives in the Rocky Mountains with his wife and three boys.
Praise for The Chronicles of Promise Paen "Bauers' debut is an impressive achievement, set in an enormous, complex universe that combines large-scale action with the emotional journey of one truly unique heroine." --RT Book Reviews "This is a solid, well-crafted military SF." --Booklist "Military science fiction with a kick-butt female lead ..." --Kirkus Reviews "The action scenes are plentiful; however, while Bauer sketches in the outline of the politics shaping Montana's history, a strong picture of why the various forces are fighting for control of the planet is never really conveyed." --Library Journal "On the whole, though, a very, um, promising debut novel." --Booklist "Bauer's debut needs to grow into its powered boots." --Publishers Weekly "Action-packed, character-rich and mil spec'd to the max. Empires may rise but this backwater rules!" --Dani Kollin, co-author of The Unincorporated Man "It's almost a cliche to compare military SF novels to Starship Troopers, but this is the real deal. Bauers has created a gritty, complex story Heinlein would have been proud of. " --James Cambias, author of A Darkling Sea "Bauer puts together characters who take up residence in your heart, the cold-blooded politics of the "Great Game," the power of devotion and loyalty, and the human cost carnage extracts from even the most courageous. I highly recommend it." --David Weber, New York Times bestselling author of the Honor Harrington series "Lieutenant Promise Paen really doesn't need the voice of her dead mother nagging her as she stands at the threshold of interstellar war. Or, does she? Unbreakable is a little bit Starship Troopers and a little bit Esmay Suiza, with a dash of Firefly for flavor. W.C. Bauers gives us everything we want in our military science fiction, but never allows the hardware and action to overshadow Paen and everyone else caught in the crossfire." --Dayton Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Last World War