Keshona Far Freedom Part 1

      Warren Merkey
Keshona Far Freedom Part 1

Admiral Fidelity Demba, needing a superior captain for an otherwise doomed mission, kidnaps Jon Horss the Navy's flagship captain and takes him to an empty forbidden planet - Earth. An abandoned boy on Earth disrupts not only her plans but her belief in who she is. The Commander of the Navy arrives to investigate her but some other entity sends her and the boy to a place called Oz.Admiral Fidelity Demba, desperate to procure an extraordinary captain for her new starship, the Freedom, kidnaps the Navy's flagship captain Jon Horss and takes him to the privacy of the empty Earth to convince him to take the job. But Demba lands her yacht in Africa on top of an abandoned 9-year-old boy, for whom she must now be responsible. With a kidnapped Navy captain, and an injured child, an impossible alien entity briefly tries to intervene, making Demba's task vastly more complicated and mysterious. Added to that is an apparent leakage of strangely pungent memories that begin attacking the foundations of her identity.It is 2687CE. As Earth is still recovering from environmental collapse, only a few people are allowed to live on Earth, on one of the Florida Archipelago islands. In Sol System almost everyone lives in space cities at Lagrange points in Earth System. The Union Navy protects humanity, which is concentrated in a small volume of the Orion Spur, within which two other planets around other stars - Essia and Rhyandh - have nurtured prehistoric Earth diasporas of humanity. There are no known alien races in or near the Union.The defacto leader of the Earth-squatters captures the two Union Navy officers and the boy and brings them to Florida. The Commander of the Union Navy tracks Admiral Demba to Earth and arrives to investigate her, which apparently causes some unknown and unseen entity to send Admiral Demba, the boy, and two others through a gate to a fantastic but dangerous space city far beyond the boundary of the Union.The city is called Oz. It is filled with humans. They speak English.
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    Cryptikon Far Freedom Part 2

      Warren Merkey
Cryptikon Far Freedom Part 2

The Navy's mission for the starship Freedom is exploration toward the galactic hub. Admiral Demba's mission objective is a search for someone she has lost, but there is a suspected sinister third mission objective. Escape from the Navy is the first task, followed by a rendezvous that changes the physics of the ship. Demba's objective then leads to tragedy, resurrection, and startling discovery.Fascinated with Admiral Fidelity Demba - his elderly (though rejuvenated) Chief of Navy Archives, Commander of the Navy Admiral Etrhnk is at a loss as to what to do about her. His attempts to thwart her escape from him are bothered by an alien being of whom he has long been aware but has only now chosen to visit him. She is a breathtakingly beautiful golden humanoid who essentially holds ultimate power over the entire Union. Yet she has no orders for him concerning Admiral Demba but merely observes his actions. Etrhnk kidnaps Samson - the boy Demba found on Earth - and causes Demba to leave the Freedom before it departs. The golden alien saves Samson from harm and does not interfere when a member of Demba's crew rescues Demba and Samson.The Freedom is launched from Navy Headquarters and is able to lose the pursuit long enough to undergo a refitting of its drive, vastly changing its capabilities.Demba's personal mission is to find friends she has lost from before there was a Union Navy. Finding them beyond the frontiers of the Union will be not only difficult but dangerous because a different enemy, more deadly than the Navy, flies ships as fast as the Freedom and only exists to raid and pillage everywhere. The cost of finding her friends will be high. And there will be a monumental discovery at the end.
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