To celebrate the upcoming release of The Eternity War: Exodus next month, my publisher Orbit Books is running an ebook promotion on The Lazarus War: Artefact and The Eternity War: Pariah! You can now pick up Artefact for £1.99, and Pariah for just 99p, for a limited time only.

These books are both great “introduction” points. The Lazarus War started it all, and features the enigmatic Captain Conrad Harris – a man who has died a hundred deaths, thanks to the Simulant Operations Programme. Artefact kicks the whole series off. Here’s the blurb:

“In the 23rd century, mankind has spread out into the stars, only to find themselves locked in eternal warfare with the insidious Krell. On the farthest edges of known space, a stalemate has been hard won, and a Quarantine Zone is being policed by the only people able to contain the Krell menace: the brave soldiers of the Simulant Operation Programme, an elite military team who remotely operate bioengineered avatars in the most dangerous theatres of war.

“Captain Conrad Harris is a veteran of the Sim Ops Programme, a man who has died hundreds of times running suicide missions inside his simulants. Known as Lazarus, Harris is a man addicted to death, and driven by the memory of a lover lost to the Krell many years before. So when a secret research station deep in the Quarantine Zone suddenly goes dark, there is no other man who could possibly lead a rescue mission.

“Yet, on arrival at Helios Station, all is not as it seems. Ambushed by a Krell patrol, Harris and his team find themselves stranded planet-side, their simulants destroyed. Far from home, and surrounded by enemies on every side, Harris must find answers to a very real question: how does a man inured to the idea of dying, face up to the prospect of a real, unsimulated death?”

You can also read a sample of Artefact online.

Meanwhile, Pariah is the starting point for The Eternity War series, featuring Lieutenant Keira Jenkins and her Jackals. The timeline moves on from The Lazarus War, and Jenkins faces a whole new universe of challenges as she has to manage a squad that was almost set up to fail, and overcome a new terrorist organisation that threatens galactic peace. And of course, there’s plenty of simulant action along the way. Here’s the scuttlebutt on Pariah:

“The soldiers of the Simulant Operations Programme are mankind’s elite warriors. Veterans of a thousand battles across a hundred worlds, they undertake suicidal missions to protect humanity from the insidious Krell Empire and the mysterious machine race known as the Shard.

“Lieutenant Keira Jenkins is an experienced simulant operative and leader of the Jackals, a team of raw recruits keen to taste battle. They soon get their chance when the Black Spiral terrorist network seizes control of a space station.

“Yet no amount of training could have prepared the Jackals for the deadly conspiracy they soon find themselves drawn into – a conspiracy that is set to spark a furious new war across the galaxy.”

You can pick up your copy on Amazon now. I’m not sure how long this promotion is going to run, but it’s a great chance to start a new series – especially with the release of Exodus next month!