Saturday, July 28, 2018

Prelude to Sorrow


For the People of Earth & Arden
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The task force dispatched from Arden to eradicate the Horde menace failed, and for those few left alive, the tenet by which they have survived for so long resounds as never before. . .

Fight or Die!

Now marooned, out of time and out of place, the survivors lick their wounds and struggle to recover while the Horde gather their strength for a final strike that will change the course of history forever. The fate of the galaxy – and more – hangs in the balance.
But fate, it seems, isn’t done with the Ninth, and our heroes find themselves forced to mount a last-ditch attempt to end the threat once and for all.

Will the darkness be vanquished, or will our heroes’ efforts finally signal the beginning of the end of their adventure?

Find out in – Prelude to Sorrow – the stunning conclusion to the IX saga.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Exordium of Tears


Fight or die.

A brutal tenet by which the refugees from Earth – including the lost 9th Legion of Rome, the 5th Company, 2nd Mounted Rifles and the Special Forces anti-terrorist team – were forced to endure while the Horde menace existed.

Thinking that threat is over, the survivors long to settle down and reclaim the lives stolen from them. However, such aspirations remain beyond their reach, for a shadow looms on the rose-tinted horizon of new beginnings that not only threatens the future of Arden, but the universe too.

Worlds are torn asunder. Suns destroyed. Star systems obliterated.

Yes, tragedy is forged anew in a universe spanning conflict which proves once again that . . . 

Death is just the beginning of the adventure.




Saturday, July 14, 2018

The IX


Roman legionaries, far from home, lost in the mists of Caledonia.

A US cavalry company, engaged on a special mission, vital to the peace treaty proposed by Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln.


A twenty-first century Special Forces unit, desperate to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.


From vastly different backgrounds, these soldiers are united when they are snatched away from Earth at the moment of their passing. Thinking they may have been granted a reprieve, imagine their horror when they discover they have been transported to a failing planet on the far side of the galaxy, where they are given a simple ultimatum. Fight or die. Against all odds, this group of misfits manages to turn the tide against a relentless foe, only to discover the true cost of victory might exact a price they are unwilling to pay.


How far would you be willing to go to stay alive?


The IX. 


Sometimes, death is only the beginning of the adventure.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Why Consider the IX Series?


If you're considering something new to read, something with action, adventure and intrigue - something that spans time and space, bringing diverse cultures together in a crucible of fire -  then look what some of the leading lights of speculative fiction have to say about The IX:


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Weston deftly weaves the horrors of the Horde stealing human life-essences, with the beauty of his prose and imagery. Action-packed and highly recommended.
Amazing Stories
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The IX has taken me back to the books I enjoyed in my youth (Jerry Pournelle's King David's Spaceship or Gordon Dickson's Hour of the Horde) It flows wonderfully. There's constant motion, & Weston takes the story in unexpected directions that are intriguing & fun.
Black Gate
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Weston knows how to keep the reader on the edge of the seat without feeling as though the mission will never end. This is a complex combination of history, imagination & science fiction magic as is available today.
Grady Harp: Hall of Fame/Top 100 /Vine Reviewer

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When it comes to science fiction, I want a book that captures me from page one and never gives me a reason to want to escape. I want a book that forces me to stay up until 3 a.m., because there is no point at which it is ideal to put it down. I want a book whose characters and plots are complex and intelligent, but elegantly crafted with the minimum of distraction. The IX delivers.
Fanboy Comics
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A brilliant & amazing synthesis of military, horror and far-future science fiction.
Nebula Award Winner Michael A. Armstrong
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The author's knowledge of military history & his speculations about what might have happened to the legendary Ninth Roman Legion have led to an amazing trip through time & space to a world where things are not ever as straight-forward as they seem. Blending in believable science & classic elements of old Westerns, Weston has created a truly delightful story.

This Dark Matter

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If you come back from watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens and find yourself pining for a galaxy far, far away with similar elements, I highly recommend The IX.

Epicstream
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The IX is the most inventive science fiction novel I have read since "Stranger in a Strange Land". That's saying a lot. The plot is highly complicated, and yet so clearly and gracefully written that it is easy to follow. The ending is wildly inventive and too brilliant to give away. Suffice it to say I ended the book with tears in my eyes.

Jim Morris (Vine Voice)



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And you can understand why.
How many series do you know of that brings you Cowboys and aliens? Roman legionaries and soul-sucking monsters? And modern-day Special Forces operatives with a kick-ass attitude?


The IX Series.

Fight or Die!

Take a step that leads to the beginning of the end of an adventure of a lifetime.

(Links in the sidebar)

Friday, March 16, 2018

Prelude to Sorrow


Prelude to Sorrow - the final installment of the IX Series.

At last - we see how everything began!

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The task force dispatched from Arden to eradicate the Horde menace failed, and for those few left alive, the tenet by which they have survived for so long resounds as never before.

Fight or Die!

Now marooned, out of time and out of place, the survivors lick their wounds and struggle to recover while the Horde gather their strength for a final strike that will change the course of history forever. The fate of the galaxy – and more – hangs in the balance.

But fate, it seems, isn’t done with the Ninth, and our heroes find themselves forced to mount a last-ditch attempt to end the threat once and for all.

Will the darkness be vanquished, or will our heroes’ efforts finally signal the beginning of the end of their adventure?

Find out in – Prelude to Sorrow – the stunning conclusion to the IX saga.

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Look at what reviewers are saying about Prelude to Sorrow:

A phenomenal conclusion to the best science fiction series I've read!

Prelude to Sorrow is an emotionally gripping book with spiritual undertones as well as a glimpse into both our pasts and our future. To ascend to a higher plane, do you have to commit unspeakable acts or is it as simple as understanding what the god/goddess is teaching you?

It’s very well written and I couldn’t stop turning those pages

This incredible, meaty, epic tale is a work of genius

Epic!

This is a stunning saga both in its story and quality of writing.

 A breathtaking saga action non-stop, strong realistic characters and wonderfully complicated plot that never leave a reader with a dull moment.

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Why not find out for yourself what reviewers are talking about?

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Friday, February 16, 2018


The IX
The Final Chapter


In last week’s review, we discovered how the taskforce sent to far Exordium failed in their efforts to efface the Horde bane from existence. Star systems were obliterated. Worlds torn asunder. Armies destroyed. And still the evil determined to scourge all life managed to escape at the very last to spread their poison elsewhere.

But exactly where did they flee to?

How many of the Horde endured?

And did enough of our protagonists survive to counter that threat?

Thus the scene is set for the saddest chapter of all…

Prelude to Sorrow



For the People of Earth & Arden
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The task force dispatched from Arden to eradicate the Horde menace failed, and for those few left alive, the tenet by which they have survived for so long resounds as never before.

Fight or Die!

Now marooned, out of time and out of place, the survivors lick their wounds and struggle to recover while the Horde gather their strength for a final strike that will change the course of history forever. The fate of the galaxy – and more – hangs in the balance.

But fate, it seems, isn’t done with the Ninth, and our heroes find themselves forced to mount a last-ditch attempt to end the threat once and for all.

Will the darkness be vanquished, or will our heroes’ efforts finally signal the beginning of the end of their adventure?

Find out in – Prelude to Sorrow – the stunning conclusion to the IX saga.



Available now.
Follow the link below or in the sidebar.


Prelude to Sorrow

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Witness what reviewers are already saying about Prelude to Sorrow:

Action, action, action. This is a stunning saga both in its story and quality of writing. "The IX: Prelude to Sorrow"
by Andrew P. Weston, is a strong follow up to books one and two of the IX series, Impressive wrap up. Wow.
Five Stars.

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 I enjoyed 'The IX: Prelude To Sorrow, Book 3' in this awesome “The IX” Trilogy. No spoilers here. It’s very well written and I couldn’t stop turning those pages. A wonderful addition to my e-library. Highly recommend for sci-fi action lovers. I give it five stars!
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Andrew P. Weston is an author you need to know. This incredible, meaty, epic tale is a work of genius. Fans of the genre will be blown away but 'The IX' transcends genre really. Recommended to anyone looking for a challenging book to get lost in.

Friday, February 9, 2018


The IX
Our Story So Far


Last week, we reminded ourselves of the story that started our galaxy-spanning adventure:
The IX, an epic that saw Roman Legionaries, cowboys, and near-future commandos snatched from Earth at the moment of their deaths, only to be taken to a planet on the far side of the Milky Way where they were forced to fight in another world’s war against seemingly insurmountable odds.


That they gave an honorable account of themselves was noteworthy.
That they managed to turn the tide against a relentless foe, a marvel.
That our heroes survived to live another day, a miracle in itself.
Time to relax and celebrate, you might think?
Welcome to the second chapter of their story…

Exordium of Tears


Fight or die!

A brutal tenet by which the refugees from Earth – including the lost 9th Legion of Rome; the 5th Company, 2nd Mounted Rifles; and the British Special Forces anti-terrorist team – were forced to endure while the Horde menace existed.

Now that threat is over, the survivors long to settle down and reclaim the lives stolen from them. However, such aspirations remain beyond their rose-tinted reach, for darkness looms on the horizon – unloving shadows that not only threaten the future of Arden, but the universe too, revealing once again that…

Death is only the beginning of the adventure.

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Stay tuned for the culminating chapter next week