Asrian Skies (Shadows of War #1)
Avery Rendon is weeks away from realizing her dream as a Commonwealth fighter pilot when planetary politics intervene. Reluctantly, she returns to her home planet of Asria, still hoping to break free of her controlling family and their faith. Not much has changed on Asria though, and after her almost-fiancé walks out on her, she’s not sure life can get much worse.
She’s wrong. When the Haederan Empire invades Asria, intent on rebuilding their interstellar domain, Avery becomes a target. She also becomes something else—a Commonwealth intelligence officer. It’s not long before she stumbles upon information that could change the course of the war, and suddenly she’s on the run, forced to confront her fear of death and her lingering doubts about her faith’s teachings.
Swept up in something more dangerous than politics or flying, Avery begins to wonder if her destiny lies somewhere closer to home. If those old beliefs are worth clinging to. And if she’ll live to see the end of it all.
Reviews for Asrian Skies
Peak Story Reviews
” It was true on the first read and truer on the second: Wheeler surprised and delighted me…”
Shannon A. Hiner
“…rife with political intrigue, spies and the potential to become one of my favorite new series.”
“…an awesome novel, reading a lot like Elizabeth Bear and Ann Leckie…”
“…fast-paced, with the stakes being constantly raised…masterfully done…”
“…takes you for a ride…”
Annalisa Ely Books (warning, major spoilers in this one)
“…fun and fascinating sci-fi with political intrigue that will keep you guessing…”
Unbroken Fire (Shadows of War #2)
After dealing what she hopes is a major blow to the enemy, Avery Rendon has found her way home to Asria. Safe for now, she spends her time adjusting to her new role in her planet’s future and reveling in personal victories. But Asria is still under the control of the Haederan Empire, and their grip has only tightened since the invasion. When the Asrian prime minister asks her to beg the Commonwealth for help in person, she agrees.
It’s a harrowing trip to the Commonwealth’s headquarters, one which comes to an abrupt end when her ship is intercepted in deep space by the Haederans. Her traitorous uncle, the former king of Asria, is there waiting for her. Worse, so is the Haederan interrogator who has haunted her nightmares for the past year. And what he wants with her now? Avery isn’t sure she wants to find out.
Alliances will shift. Trust will be broken. And through it all, time is running out for the people Avery cares about the most.
Reviews for Unbroken Fire
James Kemp (minor spoilers for Asrian Skies here)
“…talented author…crafts amazing multi-dimensional stories with multiple twists.”
Shannon A. Hiner
“Nobody, and I truly, honestly mean, nobody, does character-driven sci-fi like Anne Wheeler.”
“…high stakes, tension that has you clutching the edges of the book, and moments that will make you laugh and tear up.”
“… character-driven space opera at its finest…”
“…will grab you from the start and never let go.”
“… a beyond-worthy sequel to Asrian Skies…a standing ovation…”