“Conclave” Released

“Conclave,” the twentieth and final novel in the Silver Ships series, is now available on Amazon U.S. in ebook and print versions. Other Amazon stores will be delayed one to two days. Expect the audiobook in July.

Summary: The time is opportune for Alex Racine. Omnian efforts and sacrifices culminate in a singular opportunity. With good fortune, Alex will bring together the diverse races.

Alex visits the human colonies of New Terra, Haraken, Omnia, and Méridien to solicit their attendance.

Unknowingly, he sails into a deadly encounter.

22 thoughts on ““Conclave” Released

  1. Marshall Reynolds

    Silver Ships has been my favorite Book Series for several years.
    I will be very sad to read the final installation.

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      Hello Marshall, it’s been a great run for the intertwined series of Silvers Ships and Pyreans — 24 novels in 6.25 years, but it was time to end “this part” of the saga. However, I’m not done with this universe. Ask yourself — How many colony ships were launched from Earth, and how many have been accounted for, so far? The new series is entitled Gate Ghosts. The first novel, “Axis Crossing,” is scheduled for release in July. (Apologies, Marshall, I deleted your last remark. It would be confuse new readers. You can follow up with me through email on the subject, if you wish.)

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  2. Ed Kress

    I will also be very sad to read/listen to the final instalment in the Silver Ships series.
    Gate Ghosts, This implies A tie to the Silver ships and the q gates. Is this going to be at all related to my favorite series.

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      Gate Ghosts exist in the same universe as the previous two series. However, their are new characters and new worlds. Sorry, Ed, the title bears no relation to the Messinant Q-gates. All this said, you might be surprised who shows up in this new area of space.

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        1. Scott Jucha Post author

          I don’t believe I’ve mentioned any specific individuals or races, Joe. I will tell you that “Axis Crossing” begins about four centuries later from the point that the Silver Ships ends. That will give you an idea about potential character crossover between the series.

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  3. Paul K

    *stands* Bravo! Bravo!

    Congratulations Scott on a VERY well written book…and the finale to a series as well. I have zero complaints, nags or critiques. It just seems right and fitting the way you wrote it. Easily, my second favorite book behind the first in the series. I thought the Epilogue was a very nice touch. It flowed smoothly and I appreciated the points.

    Much appreciation for the time and effort you (and others) put into The Silver Ships series. It was a nice addition to my life.

    And! Thanks for the hint/detail on the new series. You sneaky little fine writing story teller, you! 🙂

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      I bow to your standing ovation, Paul, and I thank you for your generous compliments. I found this final novel of the series as difficult to write as the first one but for different reasons. There was so many aspects of the saga that I wanted to close. Yet, those aspects of the story needed a plot. Also, it was difficult to say goodbye to characters I had lived with for more than six years, but I felt I’d brought the series’ storyline to a conclusion. As to your final statement, my response is *grin.*

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  4. Colleen Powell

    Bravo! From the first book to the last book a story is completed. While I will miss the universe of Alex I look forward to the promise of new adventures. Oh how those pesky humans have spread. I can’t wait for the new series! Thank you for sharing your wonderful stories.

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  5. Charles M Gooding

    A good book as always, sad to see the SIlver Ships come to an end, I would have loved to have seen some more epilogue in the epilogue but if your next book series is set in the same universe but adjacent to it then there will be chances to touch on some of it I hope. (I would not want to mention stuff here as it would be spoilers)

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      I’ve been telling readers that they shouldn’t be sad. Instead, they should celebrate the hours of reading pleasure that might have been provided for the past six plus years. On another note, I found the epilogue difficult to write. There were so many characters whose stories I wanted to conclude. When I made a list, I recognized that I was looking at probably a minimum of about three chapters worth, which, in my estimation, was too much.

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  6. Steve Murton

    Scott,
    Many thanks for another great book and a fitting end to the Silver Ships saga. I enjoy the way your characters, alien, human and Sade alike, have a real depth to them, something that is sadly missing in the military space operas which are so prevalent these days. Call me old fashioned, but give me relationships, intrigue and a battle of wits over page after page of missile launches any day.
    Once again, many thanks for the hours of pleasure and I look forward to teaming up with you again in your next endeavor, Gate Ghosts. You keep writing and I’ll keep reading!

    Steve

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      And thank you for the generous comments, Steve! You’ve put your finger on one of the primary reasons why I sat down to outline “The Silver Ships” in 2014. I was tired of reading exactly the type of sci-fi that you described. I wanted to be invested in the characters, good and bad. I wanted to be pulled into the stories, and I repeatedly discovered that wasn’t happening. Thanks for for your continuing support, Steve. Back to “Axis Crossing” and chapter eight … now to figure how to get out of the conundrum that I constructed. 🙂

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  7. Ken Silverman

    Scott,

    This has been a great ride with 20 books in the series. The ending was superb with all the characters. I put your writing with some of my favorite authors like Isaac Asimov. The highest complement I can pay an author is, I pace myself because I don’t want it end to soon. I am now looking forward to Axis Crossing.

    Keep up the great writing,

    Ken

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      Thank you for the wonderful compliments, Ken. I’ve appreciated readers, like yourself, who’ve enjoyed my efforts to write 24 novels for the Silver Ships and Pyreans series during the past 6 years. “Axis Crossing,” the first novel of the Gate Ghosts series should be released in July.

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  8. Joe Ryan

    Sir,

    Your series brought me so much joy. I had tears at the end. Thank you for sharing these characters with me. I hope to enjoy your future series just as much.

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      Hello Joe, I’m pleased that you’ve enjoyed the Silver Ships and Pyreans series, and it’s my hope that you’ll take pleasure from the next series, Gate Ghosts. The first novel, “Axis Crossing,” should be available in July.

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  9. Steve Henson

    Loved the Silver Ships and Pyreans can’t hardly wait for Axis Crossing. This has been my favorite SF series!!!

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      Thank you, Steve, I appreciate the support. I anticipate releasing “Axis Crossing,” the first novel in the Gate Ghosts series, in July.

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