Joel Shepherd Joel Shepherd i(A53634 works by)
Born: Established: 1974 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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1 y Renegade Joel Shepherd , Australia : Joel Shepherd , 2015 9305274 2015 single work novel science fiction

'One thousand years after Earth was destroyed in an unprovoked attack, humanity has emerged victorious from a series of terrible wars to assure its place in the galaxy. But during celebrations on humanity’s new Homeworld, the legendary Captain Pantillo of the battle carrier Phoenix is court-martialed then killed, and his deputy, Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande, the heir to humanity’s most powerful industrial family, is framed with his murder. Assisted by Phoenix’s marine commander Trace Thakur, Erik and Phoenix are forced to go on the run, as they seek to unravel the conspiracy behind their Captain’s demise, pursued to the death by their own Fleet. What they discover, about the truth behind the wars and the nature of humanity’s ancient alien allies, will shake the sentient galaxy to its core.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y The Spiral Wars Joel Shepherd , 2015- 9305254 2015 series - author novel
1 y Haven Joel Shepherd , Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2010 10173059 2010 single work novel fantasy

The Army of the Regent Arosh advances on the forces loyal to Saalshen, homeland of the serrin people, as the serrin's friends are in full retreat. Their only hope is to reach the city of Jahnd, as 'Trial of Blood and Steel' reaches its dramatic conclusion.

Source: Publisher's Blurb

1 y Tracato Joel Shepherd , Sydney : Orbit Australia , 2009 Z1679813 2009 single work novel fantasy In this third title in Joel Shepherd's gripping quartet, we are reunited with the fearless heroine Sasha, Errollyn and the other familiar characters from Sasha and Petrodor. The net is really closing in now, with the whole of Rhodia at war and the serrin - the beautiful and dangerous people from beyond the Bacosh - fighting for survival. The revolutionary politics of Tracato, and the clandestine attempts by the feudalists to hold onto power, are gripping and full of intrigue. The characters who were developing in the previous title blossom into their roles here, sharing the arena with Sasha, giving this novel an extra dimension that readers will love. - Publisher's (Hachette)blurb
1 y Petrodor Joel Shepherd , Sydney : Orbit Australia , 2008 Z1528055 2008 single work novel fantasy 'Book 2 in the quartet, A Trial of Blood and Steel, picking up the story of the brave and independent heroine, Sasha, now living in the port city of Petrodor. Away from the hills of her Lenayin homeland, Sasha is making a new life in the dark alleys and wealthy houses of Petrodor. An influential trading centre, Petrodor holds the key to preventing the coming war between Lenayin and the mighty Bacosh. Together with her old mentor Kessligh, Sasha attempts to navigate the political intrigues of the port city and find a way to stop the war. It is the serrin, the beautiful but dangerous people from beyond the Bacosh, who will be the pivotal point in this struggle. How much can Sasha trust her old serrin friend Errollyn? And how much can she trust herself?' (Publisher's blurb)
1 1 y A Trial of Blood and Steel Joel Shepherd , 2007- Z1528047 2007 series - author novel fantasy
1 1 y Sasha Joel Shepherd , Sydney : Hachette Livre Australia , 2007 Z1397622 2007 single work novel fantasy 'Sasha turns her back on her regal heritage, forsakes the life she could have as the princess in a rich kingdom, and trains instead to be a powerful warrior, fighting for the good of the people her father commands. Sasha is a princess, the like of which the highland country of Lenayin has never seen before. Spurning her royal heritage to be raised by the great warrior, Kessligh, her exquisite swordplay astonishes all who witness it. But Sasha is still young, untested in battle and often led by her rash temper. In the complex world of Lenayin loyalties, her defiant wilfulness is attracting the wrong kind of attention. Lenayin is a land almost divided by its two faiths: the Verenthane of the ruling classes and the pagan Goeren-yai, amongst whom Sasha now lives. The Goeren-yai worship swordplay and honour and begin to see Sasha as the great spirit - the Synnich - who will unite them. But Sasha is still searching for what she believes and must choose her side carefully. When the Udalyn people - the symbol of Goeren-yai pride and courage - are attacked, Sasha will face her moment of testing. How will she act? Is she ready to lead? Can she be the saviour they need her to be?' (Publisher's blurb)
1 y Killswitch Joel Shepherd , Pymble : Voyager , 2004 Z1122122 2004 single work novel science fiction

'As an enemy fleet prepares for attack, the Callayan Defense Force looks to its leaders Major Vanessa Rice and android Commander Cassandra (Sandy) Kresnov, but soon Sandy's lover, Special Agent Ari Ruben, discovers a plot to kill the android, forcing her to go underground to stay alive.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 1 y Breakaway Joel Shepherd , Pymble : Voyager , 2003 Z1028233 2003 single work novel science fiction

'Cassandra Kresnov is a highly advanced hunter-killer android. She has escaped the League and fled to Callay, a member of the Federation. At its heart is the enigma of Cassandra: Is she more human than human, or is she totally untrustworthy?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Cassandra Kresnov Joel Shepherd , 2001- series - author novel science fiction
1 y Crossover Joel Shepherd , Pymble : Voyager , 2001 Z817800 2001 single work novel science fiction

'A young woman is on the run, and on her own. She needs to find work and a place to live... she needs to feel like an ordinary human being. But she is no ordinary human being - and when she saves the life of Katia Neiland, President of Tanusha, the secret services discover just how special, just how lethal, she is. Who can she trust? Vanessa Rice, special forces, who wants to be her friend? The President? The Judiciary? Whoever it is she's better decide soon. Those she left behind want her back. The League's Dark Star is a ruthless organisation, and some people in the Federation wouldn't mind handing her over - or causing war... Will she ever find safety? Can she ever stop running?'

— Back cover

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