Shroud of Eden

An adventure across space and time!

“The writing style is crisp, the book is well edited and contains a healthy splash of hard science mixed in with a nice story line (new discoveries, alien aggressors, a military in need of leadership and a bad guy you'll love to hate). While there are some fleet battles—if you’re looking for hardcore action, this might not be your cup of tea. If you’re looking for a well told story with plenty of length, good descriptive prose, solid editing, adventure, and some action—this offering does not disappoint.” ~ LawBoss

  • Former Amazon #1 Bestseller in 3 Countries!

While on maneuvers as part of the Panhelion Defense Command fleet near the moons of Jove, Scott Drumond, captain of the Strike Cruiser Targelion, finds his promising career unexpectedly blighted by events that nearly destroy his starship and dramatically change his fortunes.

Scott’s nemesis arranges his court martial on trumped-up charges, and the court finds him guilty. They order him demoted with the stipulation that he is forbidden to hold a command assignment. His one chance for redemption comes when a sympathetic admiral transfers him to Exploration Command, and offers him a seemingly trivial mission to investigate an anomaly in the Hyades star cluster.

Scott accepts temporary captaincy of the scout corvette Pegasus with the hope of restoring his honor and permanent rank. His assignment turns out to be anything but routine when, upon reaching the anomaly, he and his crew encounter a startling distortion in space-time that creates a barrier to material objects. With the first part of his mission complete, he opens sealed orders and learns of scheming and deception in the highest levels of the Panhelion.

By means of a clever gambit, Scott finds an opening in the barrier and chances passage to the far side, where he uncovers the truth about a legendary ghost ship and a lost colony of humans. As he comes to know more about this society of refugees, their strange customs intrigue and baffle him. But his most important find comes when he discovers they hold the secret to a long forgotten weapon, which can defeat a despot at home and turn the tide in battle against alien invaders swarming out of the Coma Bernices star cluster.

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The complete unabridged audiobook is now available (just click on an icon below):

(You can sample the audiobook here, via link right under the cover.)
(You can sample the audiobook here, via link right under the cover.)


Trade Cloth / Hardcover:

ISBN: 1622535170
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-517-0
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.8125 (1.407 Lbs)
340 Pages (20/Carton)
List Price: $29.95

Perfect Bound / Softcover:

ISBN: 1622535162
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-516-3
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.7086 (1.055 Lbs)
340 Pages (22/Carton)
List Price: $16.95


Marlin Desault – Author
Michelle Barry – Assistant Editor
Lane Diamond – Senior Editor
D. Robert Pease – Cover Artist & Interior Designer
Stephen Day – Audiobook Narrator

Series: The Panhelion Chronicles, Book 1
Genres: 4.99 eBooks, Science Fiction
Tags: Audiobook, eBook
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2015
Format: eBook, Audiobook
Length: 105,511 Words
Narrator: Stephen Day
ISBN: 9781622535156
List Price: Available Only as eBook or Audiobook
eBook Price: $4.99
Audiobook Price: $24.95 List (May be Discounted By Retailers)
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