Announcing Empire

Hello everybody!

I’ve got something exciting to show you today: a brand new cover, illustrated by Tom Edwards! It’s almost as exciting as the fact that this is the second straight day of cloudy skies here in Hollywood. Okay, maybe it’s a little bit more exciting than that. But it hasn’t rained in over a hundred days so the clouds are pretty cool (can you tell I’m easily excited?)

In any case, here’s the cover for my new book EMPIRE:

HOW COOL IS THAT COVER?! I love it soooo much. Tom Edwards is a true professional. Here’s a glimpse at what the whole thing looks like:
Yeah, pretty sweet.

“But Logan, what’s this book about?”

I’m glad you asked*. Here’s the blurb!:

Hayden Key is on his final training mission: two weeks wartime simulation aboard the venerable USTS Empire with his fellow recruits. The last step before starting a career as an officer in the Space Fleet. Hopefully the first step in learning something about his father’s scarcely mentioned military history.

When Captain Joshua Ivan, disgraced war hero and practically a relic like the ship he commands, discovers the president’s son is one of the new recruits, a dark secret from his past threatens to expose itself.

But it’s no longer a simulation when Earth’s long-time enemy invades.

The attacking aliens think nothing of one stranded old warship occupied by a has-been officer and an untrained lot of cadets. Captain Ivan helped defeat this force forty years ago, but now they have penetrated Earth’s defenses and threaten humanity’s extinction.

Captain Ivan, Hayden Key, and a group of trainees have to get back to Earth to help thwart the aliens forces and save their loved ones. But they soon realize that they have no backup, no hope…and no other option but to fight…

So there you have it! That’s EMPIRE. I’m still working on it, so I don’t have a solid release date yet, but it should be out around the end of October/beginning of November. I’m so excited for you to get the chance to read it! And for fans of The First Superhero, don’t worry, book 5 will be coming out this year. Just taking a little break so I can come back to the series fresh and ready to romp. Don’t forget book 5 is the penultimate one in the series, so it’s going to have to be extra epic!

I’ll talk to you soon. Cross your fingers for rain in Los Angeles with me!

Logan Rutherford

*that was me. Shocking, I know! Even my posts have plot twists.

4 thoughts on “Announcing Empire

  1. Not Noting

    What happened to Memorial in the Mortis Desolation series? Says at the end of the book it was supposed release April 2016 and its now October

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    1. Logan Rutherford Post author

      Basically, life happened. But I am going to get to book 3 soon! I’m waiting until I can get book 4 written though and will release them both at the same time. Probably going to come out between Super 5 and Empire 2.

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  2. Paul

    Im Looking forward to empire and deffinetly looking forward to the 5th installment of the first superhero book but I’ve also read the 2 mortis books and wondering when will we get to read book 3 or have you done with mortis.

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    1. Logan Rutherford Post author

      I am going to get to book 3 soon! I’m waiting until I can get book 4 written though and release them both at the same time. Probably going to come out between Super 5 and Empire 2.

      Reply

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