This omnibus 'box set' volume contains the first three books from the Armada Wars military science fiction universe: Steal from the Devil, List of the Dead, and The Ravening Deep. These books comprise the first half of a five-novel story, now reissued as a binge-worthy value pack.
The Great War of the Shaeld has begun. War is here, but it is unlike anything humanity has ever experienced before. Even veterans of the previous generation's Perseus conflict are completely out of their depth.
Tasked with investigating a spiral of dangerous events, special operative Elm Caden has the impression that nobody else is looking in the right place. Outposts are falling silent, starships are disappearing, and a secret research facility has come under attack. Yet the various agencies of the Imperial Combine of Earth have all been slow to react.
Trained to meet the demands of his Empress at all costs, no matter where the evidence might lead, a large part of him has to wonder just how accidental this error actually is. Something is not right out there, on the human-populated arm of the galaxy, and the strangeness of it all is unsettling.
While the Imperial Combine embarks on a massive military campaign against the old enemies they believe to be orchestrating events, Caden instead looks outwards to the Deep Shadows, vast areas of unexplored space between the bright, spiral arms of the galaxy. And he has the strangest feeling that something truly malevolent is looking right back at him.
So begins a journey across worlds, a journey that will see fleets clashing and soldiers falling, a journey to unravel a mystery which leads into the dark heart of the void, where something unimaginable lies in wait...