Starbreaker is set on an alternate Earth less than a century into the future. After a collapse remembered by the survivors as Nationfall, humanity rebuilt their civilization and sparked a Second Renaissance. The resurgent human population lives and works with human-level artificial intelligence, settlements on Luna and Mars debate whether and how to preserve the landing sites of pre-Nationfall spacecraft, and an elite corps of Adversaries watch over businesses and governments to root out corruption and abuse.
However, a millennia-old conspiracy uses subterfuge and magic to maintain its control of the world. A threat to humanity’s survival and that of a race which lived among humanity since the dawn of human civilization waits to break free of its underground prison. The person best suited to face this threat doesn’t know he’s not human, but a sentient bioweapon.
The murder of a rock violinist on a wintry London night. A coup d'état by a gun-runner and his army of bikers in Boston. A favor between friends granted in Tokyo. With these parallel events, the first Starbreaker novel begins. Without Bloodshed is a near-future science fantasy thriller filled with deceit, subterfuge, action, comedy, and romance.
Will Morgan Stormrider succeed in his mission to depose Alexander Liebenthal without killing him? Or will the Phoenix Society sacrifice him and his friends to save itself?