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The Cull of Lions

Darkening Stars - Book II

by Mark Iles

The Cull of Lions - Mark Iles - Darkening Stars
Part of the Darkening Stars series:
Editions:Paperback: £ 12.07
ISBN: 978-1625260895
Pages: 213

Selena Dillon and her team return to Loreen after their attack on Mantis, only to find the myriad worlds of Mankind once again plunged into war. As the Penal Regiments are betrayed by the Federation of Man, and fighting spills throughout the galaxy, the dreaded Manta raise their heads once again.

Selena soon finds herself trying to track down her friends’ daughter, Hope, from the rabbit holes of Loreen and then fights to free her home planet from alien invaders.

While a general amnesty means previous sins are forgiven, the Queen has not forgotten Selena’s attempt on her life. Selena soon finds herself torn between obeying orders to protect the monarch, and her ravening thirst for revenge. But strange forces are stirring amidst the stars and Mankind finds itself with surprising new allies, while a terrifying enemy that’s manipulated events from behind the scenes finally reveals itself for the very first time.

About the Author

Born in Slough, October 1957, Mark Iles joined the Royal Navy when he was 17. Having served all over the world Mark started writing in 1982. He holds a Masters in Professional Writing, plus Diplomas in both Copywriting and Proofreading.

Mark's three novels in 'The Darkening Stars' series have all seen publication, with 'A Pride of Lions' released in 2013, 'The Cull of Lions' in 2014 and the third novel in the series, 'Roar of Lions' in 2017. A collection of short stories, 'Falling From Grace & Others' and several novellas have also been published. Currently Mark's working on a further collection of short tales and two new novels.

While his fiction tends to vary occasionally it generally remains entrenched in SF, Fantasy and Horror. His tales have appeared in the pages of Back Brain Recluse, Dream, New Moon, Auguries, Haunts,, Screaming Dreams, Write to Fight, Escape Velocity and Monk Punk.

Mark's non-fiction work includes copywriting and features, such as interviews and 'how to' articles. These have been published in Combat, Fighters, Taekwondo Times, Martial Arts Illustrated, Taekwondo & Korean Martial arts, Junk (Hong Kong), Totally Taekwondo, and