As a lifer in the Imperial Navy fighting in a war that has lasted for generations, York Ballin's only hope for an honorable discharge is the grave. But what events led up to his reluctant enlistment? What spawned York's almost fanatic loyalty to his friends--and his doubts regarding the imperial uniform he once wore with such pride?
York rarely recalls his childhood, which began with a mystery and ended at age eleven when he was given a harsh choice: Join the navy or face certain death on a prison asteroid. The navy has its own code of justice, but a youngster with curiosity and grit is able to rise in the ranks . . . if he's given a fair shot.
A few rigorous years later, as a newly commissioned ensign, York is assigned to the hunter-killer ship The Fourth Horseman. But when an unexpected foe kills his superior officer and leaves the crew stranded in enemy territory, the young ensign must do whatever he can to save the ship--even if it means he'll be court-martialed for treason.
Of Treasons Born is a novel of the Treasons Cycle; the series was written so that it can be read in any order.
Author: J. L. Doty
Publisher: Open Road Media Science & Fantasy
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 7.90h x 5.10w x 0.80d
About the Author
J. L. Doty is the author of eight science fiction and fantasy novels. A scientist with a PhD in electrical engineering, he became a self-publishing success and was able to quit his day job as a lackey for the bourgeois capitalist establishment to work as a full-time writer. Doty writes epic fantasy, hard science fiction, and contemporary urban fantasy, frequently with strong young-adult themes. His novels include Child of the Sword, A Choice of Treasons, and When Dead Ain't Dead Enough.
Born in Seattle, Doty lived most of his life in California but now resides in Arizona with his wife Karen and their three cats.