by Jillian Ashe
Genre: YA/NA Science Fiction Adventure
Release Date: March 16th 2017
The fifth book in the Wolfegang series follows Katerina back to the top secret military base, Enzo, where she is Lt. Donnellyâs prisoner. The lieutenant puts her through tests and experiments to find out what makes her so special, and why the genetic enhancements arenât degrading her brain. He wants answers for his own cure. Katerina might not survive his search for answers until General Ryojin shows up and changes the game completely.
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Other Books in the Series
My Delicate Destruction (The Wolfegang Series #1)
Summary from Goodreads:
They Promised her Hope...
My name is Katerina Anderson. In 2016, a drug called Hope was created. Administered during suspended animation, the drug was supposed to cure the cancer my twin brother and I had. When an earthquake leveled Los Angeles, we were presumed dead.
Forgotten, we slept.
The day I woke up, I realized everything had changed. My brother was missing, and everyone else I knew was dead. I booked passage on a ship to find Kris. The government thinks I'm a criminal and the cure did more than just cure my cancer. My brother is the only one who might have the answers I need, but that drug and all its false hope set me on a path I'm not sure I can follow.
Will I find my twin and learn exactly what they did to me before it's too late?
Riding on Whispers (The Wolfegang Series #2)
Summary from Goodreads:
I used to be a normal college girl.
Now Iâm a fugitive from the Galactic Federation.
I'm frantically searching for my twin brother, I have to find him before the Federation catches up to me, but he is only spoken about in whispers by the ones who know him. Finally, I have a location â Enzo â but itâs a top secret, military base that performs genetic enhancements and alterations on soldiers. Itâs the last place I should go, but I donât have a choice â not if I want to find Kris.
Iâm afraid of what Iâll learn. Will I find the answers Iâve been looking for, or will I be walking into a trap?
When Elements Collide (The Wolfegang Series #3)
Summary from Goodreads:
Some things that are lost aren't meant to be foundâ¦
We hope to find the coordinates to Asgard where I will find my brother, on a planet at the edge of space that has ties to the ancient Norse culture. Celeste, Ricky, Wolfe, and I have to overcome the nativeâs dislike for outsiders; their distrust and suspicion well-founded as they are one of the last societies free from the Federation.
To get these coordinates my crew and I have to brave the harsh environment of the Northern Continent which is covered in ice and snow year-round. The location of Asgard isnât the only thing waiting for us in this icy wilderness. The locals speak of monsters that hide in the dark recesses of their land, guarding something no one is brave enough to find. Will we survive long enough to acquire what we came for?
Far From Safe (The Wolfegang Series #4)
Katerina Andersonâs adventure continues as she and the crew of the Wolfegang are on their way to the planet Asgard...
I never really thought we would make it this far. Not only are we so close to completing our mission for the Norse king, but my brother is almost within my grasp. Kris and I will no longer be alone in the vast reaches of space.
The only problem is the Federation is catching up to me and the crew and we might not have the time we need to complete our mission. I just hope we make it to Asgard before the Federation
Amazon Buy Links for the Series:My Delicate Destruction | Riding on Whispers | When Elements Collide | Far From Safe
General Ryojin wasnât particularly fond of the genetic program on the Enzo base, but on occasion it produced some excellent results. Lieutenant Donnelly was one of the few great accomplishments of the Heishi Project and at present he ran the program.
The general had been ordered by his superior to check on Lt. Donnellyâs new pet project. It was a project heâd been promised by the lieutenant would cure some of the less than pleasant side effects of their patented serum. If Lt. Donnelly was correct in his assumptions he would be up for promotion.
The general slid his hands in his pockets and walked through every check point without stopping to present identification. Soldiers saluted as he passed by. Every general was given a certain level of security clearance provided by a chip inserted in their arm. Checkpoints automatically registered the serial number and allowed them to pass.
He flicked his longer than regulation hair out of his face. There werenât many people above him in rank and no one brave enough to enforce the policy on hair length. Heâd lost count how many checkpoints heâd passed as he made his way deeper into the base, through levels of security, a tiny fraction of the population on the base even knew existed.
The Heishi Project was one of the best kept secrets of the Federation. Some of the details leaked to the masses. The enhanced soldiers who came from the project became a type of bogeyman. No one knew the exact extent of the project and so wild tales arose to fill the holes.
Ryojin stopped outside the last checkpoint. The soldier stared and fumbled with his âsirâ as he tried to salute at the same time. Ryojin knew the effect he had on his soldiers. He was the youngest general in history at thirty-three but it wasnât always the reason they stared. Ryojin was almost pure Japanese, and one of the few remaining noble families able to keep their bloodlines pure.
He was a rarity among the mutts of humanity.
Ryojin heard screeching and a crash from the genetic labs. His eyebrow rose at the young soldier. Those were not sounds he wanted to hear. The young man stuttered again and opened the door for him, trying to explain but his words were jumbled. Ryojin sighed. He walked through the door and around the corner.
The general stopped in his tracks as he witnessed something he did not usually see in the labs. A young woman with the whitest skin heâd ever seen screamed at three of his soldiers. All of the soldiers were men and all of them were at least three times her weight. She flipped one over her shoulder and hit the second with enough force to drop him like a rock.
The general frowned. He got a look at her eyes. No, she wasnât Japanese. Something was not right. He intended to find out what exactly was going on.
Donnelly had some explaining to do.
The general walked forward with purpose as she whipped around to face the third soldier. The soldier gritted his teeth but didnât back down. It amused Ryojin to see him try to take her on though it was clear how outmatched he was. She feinted a punch and then kicked him in the genitals; a low blow.
When she turned on the general, neither of them hesitated. Her fist flew at him with impressive speed. He caught it easily enough without breaking stride and spun her around. He held her close, incapacitating both her arms without too much effort. The girl was strong, but not stronger than him.
General Ryojin was the shining achievement of the Heishi Project.
She growled low and animalistic, bucking against him but he held her tight as he quickly inspected her. The girl was malnourished which angered him. There were marks and bruises all over her body, some were from the mandatory tests, but there were other marks that shouldnât have been there.
He sighed as the realization came to him. Donnelly had been slipping again without reporting it. They couldnât manage the sickness if it wasnât reported. The lieutenant would need to be dealt with.
A doctor came out casually from her lab with a syringe in hand. He arched an eyebrow at her nonchalance. âCare to explain, Lyn?â
Lyn Tallis was a woman he knew from childhood, but they had taken separate paths to reach the point in their lives they were at now and it was mere coincidence she worked for him.
The girl in his arms laughed in a manner which concerned him. He frowned down at her and wondered again where sheâd come from. Pure Europeans were nearly extinct. At most a few thousand remained in the icy north of Earth and his guess was generous.
âOnly a test, cousin,â Lyn said. She stepped over one of the fallen soldiers and approached the girl. âShe did amazingly well.â
Suddenly the weight in his arms doubled as the girl collapsed. He almost stumbled forward before he caught himself against the sudden change in balance.
âItâs all right, Lyn,â the girl whispered. âYou donât need to sedate me.â
He watched the exchange closely with narrowed eyes. Clearly there was more going on than had been on the report. This girl was a captive subject and not a willing one. That information changed everything.
âWhere is the lieutenant?â Ryojin demanded. He needed to be debriefed. Immediately.
He didnât let go of the girl. He didnât trust her.
âI didnât know you had cousins,â the girl said.
Lyn grimaced, her version of a smile. âOf course, Katerina. Now you can go back to your cell or finish the test.â
Ryojin propped her up and let her go. When he finally looked into her eyes they were dead and lifeless. None of the fire in them he had seen moments before. He needed answers.
Her eyes snapped to his and the grey flashed like lightning. The sudden light allowed him to witness the raging storm inside before shuttering once more as she followed Lyn.
He was going to like her.
About the Author
I currently live and work in Southern California, writing about characters in a variety of different genres. I started writing when I was only seven and was first published in the La Jolla Light Newspaper when I was twelve. Currently I attend University in the hopes of becoming a Professor of English.
3/20/2017 12:00:42 pm
Would love to read this series!
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