This is book number 1 in the The Universe After series.
Galactic civilization has collapsed, due to the pulse, a secret super-weapon gone awry. Amidst the general chaos, the galaxy’s only hope is special children with psi-powers which can counteract the pulse. Ace pilot and soldier Jane Kamali’s job is to find these kids and to bring them back to the secret base at Sanctum. Too bad the hideous Paxs want these kids too — to turn them into weapons in the Pax’s war for galactic domination. The Stars Now Unclaimed is good old-fashioned science fiction, chock-full of exciting fighting sequences in space and on the ground, with awesome aliens, robots, and animal predators, and with a high-paced plot that grabs you from the get-go. Loads of fun. – Guest Reviewer David Joslin
"[Narrator Brittany Pressley's] narrative abilities bring each character to life...in this pulse-pounding space opera. Science fiction fans will be riveted from the opening to the epic conclusion." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner
The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams is a fun, adventure-filled ride around a far-future galaxy. Think big guns, smugglers, epic space battles, and a telekinetic girl with all the gifts.
Jane Kamali is an agent for the Justified. Her mission: to recruit children with miraculous gifts in the hope that they might prevent the Pulse from once again sending countless worlds back to the dark ages.
Hot on her trail is the Pax--a collection of fascist zealots who believe they are the rightful rulers of the galaxy and who remain untouched by the Pulse.
Now Jane, a handful of comrades from her past, and a telekinetic girl called Esa must fight their way through a galaxy full of dangerous conflicts, remnants of ancient technology, and other hidden dangers.
And that's just the beginning . . .
Drew Williams has been a bookseller in Birmingham, Alabama since he was sixteen years old, when he got the job because he came in looking for work on a day when someone else had just quit. Outside of arguing with his coworkers about whether Moby Dick is brilliant (nope) or terrible (that one), his favorite part of the job is discovering new authors and sharing them with his customers.
Drew is the author of The Universe After series, including The Stars Now Unclaimed.