I like Ceaseless.
I'm not entirely sure why. I don't like most of the things I write. They sound so much cooler in my head. Ceaseless was technically the first original novel I ever wrote. I did it for NaNoWriMo 2008. And failed. Both to finish it in time and to hit 50,000 words. But I did finish it. And it sucked.
Five years later, I rewrote it and it came out a lot better. I think what sets it apart is that it's so dissimilar from almost everything else I wrote. It's not really like a first person shooter. It's more like a serial killer movie, except in reverse. Instead of the protagonist running from an unstoppable killing machine, they're chasing one, desperately trying to stop it.
This one is another stand-alone title that introduces a new protagonist in a new situation. Hopefully, you've read the previous four novels, but if you for some reason found this one independently of The Shadow Wars series, you technically can read it by itself. For now. Eventually, it does feed back into the primary overarching plot and you will need to read everything. Subsequently, I recommend you go back and start at the beginning with Necropolis.
Before we begin, for convenience's sake, here is a complete list of every Shadow Wars title, including bonus content, in the order in which they are meant to be read. 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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The fifth novel in The Shadow Wars. Sergeant Allan Gray has just suffered the worst defeat in his fourteen years as a member of Security-Investigations, a branch of the government that offers protection to both the colonies and isolated outposts of...