Coming in July 2015 from Night Shade Books:
The Dangerous Type
“Rhoads takes the best elements of Star Wars and makes them dark, gritty, and real; then mates them with Guardians of the Galaxy and Firefly to create a kick-ass and totally original love child. A must-read!” — Dana Fredsti, author of the Ashley Parker: Plague World series
“Rhoads brings the style of grimdark fantasy to space opera.” — Publishers Weekly
“The story really takes off and races towards one of the more satisfying conclusions I’ve come across in years.”
— Beauty in Ruins
Entombed for twenty years, Raena Zacari — one of the galaxy’s most dangerous assassins — has been freed and the first thing on her mind is revenge. At the top of her list is Thallian, the insane war criminal who enslaved Raena, turned her into a killing machine, then left her for dead. When Thallian discovers she has escaped, he’s willing to risk everything — including his army of cloned sons — to bring her back under his control.
The Dangerous Type is an action-SF-meets-space opera that grabs you from the first pages and doesn’t let go. Along with a supporting cast of smugglers, black market doctors, and other ne’er-do-wells sprawled across a galaxy brimming with alien life, The Dangerous Type is the explosive beginning to Loren Rhoads’s epic In the Shadow of the Templars trilogy.
The Dangerous Type is currently available for preorder on Amazon or at Borderlands Books in San Francisco. After July 7, 2015, it will be available wherever books are sold.
Kill By Numbers, Book 2 in the In the Shadow of the Templars series, comes out September 1, 2015.
No More Heroes, Book 3 in the series, comes out November 3, 2o15.
Any questions? Contact Loren Rhoads at morbid (at) charnel (dot)com.