In a distant corner of the galaxy, Quadrant Five burns in the flames of a deadly war. The Budheya people are one of the worst affected.
Imprisoned by the Ketaari Imperial Forces, a young Budheya rebel is sent to a distant space station to work in an alehouse. For a girl who has known only hardship in her short life, things could be worse. Until an old foe walks into the alehouse.
Zoran is Hadari'Kor - notoriously fierce mercenaries who only fight for hire. Drawn to a weary-eyed server girl, Zoran is forced to confront age-old traditions and question his role in the war.
The Rebel & The Mercenary
Alone, friendless and far from home, Saakshi makes a desperate gamble to trust an enigmatic stranger whose hot gaze haunts her dreams. The echoes of this unlikely alliance reverberate across the quadrant. As a relentless enemy hunts Saakshi, Zoran must fight with everything in his arsenal to protect her. When passion ignites amidst the embers of a smoldering war, will a warrior's quest for justice bring a mighty Empire to its knees ...
Author's Note : A spirited and resilient girl, a fierce warrior with a mighty heart, a fiery passion that flares amidst the debris of a deadly war and a love that will alter the fate of an entire quadrant.
This is a standalone story that sets the scene for The War Chronicles - a collection of futuristic SciFi Romance & Space Opera tales with passionate love stories, swashbuckling adventure & thrilling action.
Praise for The Mercenary
"Couldn't put it away ... Great world building ... If you're a sucker for some good romance, action and great world building you should pick up this book" - Esther Dauvillier of Bite Into Books
"With all the watered down sci-fi we are flooded with, Petra Landon brings back true sci-fi with The Mercenary ... I don't want to leave this world and I'm excited for the next book to come out!" - Red Hatter Book Blog
"Enchanting, thrilling, and full of adventure. Petra Landon created another magnificent page turner. I couldn't stop reading it." - Urban Book Reviews