FOREWORD

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I'd like to welcome you to The Shadow Wars.

If you're new, then you are probably asking, 'What is The Shadow Wars?' A fair question. In short, it is a series of fifteen novels and several novellas and short stories. Its primary genres include horror, action, and science fiction, with some romance thrown in for good measure. At its core, The Shadow Wars is kind of like a video game. It features first person shooter style plots and people with guns in space shooting monsters.

Now, because I couldn't, for whatever reason, write a straightforward series of numbered sequel novels, I feel that I have to provide a bit of a guide to my work. Below this, you will find a very simple list of stories that is the precise order in which the series is meant to be read, novels, novellas, and short stories included.

But before we get to that, I'd like to talk briefly about Dead Ice. What you are about to read is a prequel novella to the first book in the series, NECROPOLIS. Although it takes place on the same planet and around the same time as that novel, it has nothing to do directly with it. To be clear, you do not have to read this novella, nor the two that are to follow it, to enjoy the rest of the series. Consider everything that is marked (A Shadow Wars Companion) free DLC. (Technically it's all free.) Just a fun expansion. Future content will become more directly relevant to the storyline, but again, a companion will never be necessary. You can, if you want, only read the fifteen novels and get the whole story. The Companions are there as an added bonus.

Okay, now that that's out of the way, here is the list of every title in The Shadow Wars. Not all of these are out yet, but almost the entire thing is already written. I finish the series back at the end of 2016. Right now, I'm going through and editing everything, although some of the content needs to be rewritten and/or expanded.

DEAD ICE (Companion Novella)
DEAD SKIES (Companion Novella)
DEAD RAIN (Companion Novella)
NECROPOLIS (TSW Novel #1)
NECROPOLIS 2: ENDURANCE (TSW Novel #2)
NERVES OF STEEL (Companion Short)
NECROPOLIS 3: ANNIHILATION (TSW Novel #3)
ABSOLUTE ZERO (TSW Novel #4)
BLOOD & TEARS (Companion Short)
CEASELESS (TSW Novel #5)
SYBERIAN SUNRISE (TSW Novel #6)
SNOWBLIND (TSW Novel #7)
QUARANTINE (TSW Novel #8)
ROGUE OPS RISING (TSW Novel #9)
COUNTDOWN (TSW Novel #10)
WARM MEMORIES (Companion Short)
LAID TO REST (Companion Short)
NECROPOLIS 4: TERMINAL (TSW Novel #11)
SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS (Companion Short)
EB-303 (Companion Short)
STARCK'S LAMENT (TSW Novel #12)
ALONE? (Companion Short)
DEATHLESS (TSW Novel #13)
INTO THE VOID (TSW Novel #14)
OUTPOST 88 (Companion Short)
LETHAL CARGO (Companion Short)
SATURATE (TSW Novel #15)

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