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Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation

Secrets of the Serpent Throne


New stories set in Tom Kratman's hard-hitting Carrera military sf series

"Send us your tired, your poor," says the inscription at the base of the great statue, "your huddled masses yearning to be free."

But the future of the colony planet, Terra Nova, and its relations with Old Earth is far more a case of boot out your tired, your poor, your dissidents and troublemakers. Use us for a dumping ground for all your problems. Go ahead and abandon these here. This may have been fine, too, but for the UN and its corrupt bureaucracy insisting on maintaining control and milking the new world and its settlers, willing and unwilling both, bone dry.

Contained herein are tales of the history of Mankind's future first colony, from the first failed attempt at colonization, to the rise in crime, to the rise in terrorism, to its descent into widespread civil war and rebellion...and ultimately liberation. As with most of human history, this history is messy, with good men and women turning bad, bad men and women inadvertently doing good, and blood flowing in the streets.

Stories set in Tom Kratman’s Carrera series by
Kasey Ezell
Mike Massa
Rob Hampson
Chris Smith
Peter Grant
Chris Nutall
Justin Watson
Monalisa Foster
Alex Macris
Lawrence Railey
and Tom Kratman

Cover Art by Kurt Miller



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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, August 2019

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Printed in the United States of America

ISBN-13: 978-1-4814-8416-9
eISBN: 978-1-62579-722-3

Copyright © 2019 by Tom Kratman

“The Long, Dark Goodnight,” copyright © 2019 by Vivienne Raper; “The Raiders,” copyright © 2019 by Mike Massa; “Sacrifice,” copyright © 2019 by Peter Grant; “Doing Well by Doing Good,” copyright © 2019 by Chris Nuttall; “No Hypocritical Oath,” copyright © 2019 by Robert E. Hampson; “Bellona’s Gift,” copyright © 2019 by Monalisa Foster; “The Panther Men,” copyright © 2019 by Justin Watston; “The Deserter,” copyright © 2019 by Kacey Ezell; “Blood, Sweat, and Tears,” copyright © 2019 by Chris Smith; “Wellington,” copyright © 2019 by Alexander Macris; “Huanuco,” copyright © 2019 by Lawrence Railey; “The Redeemer,” copyright © 2019 by Tom Kratman.

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