"Dead Cell: New Earth Prequel"
by Elysia Lumen Strife
The first wave of colonists found alien life. The third wave doesn't want peace. They want control.
A short prequel to the cyberpunk Dead Cell series on Amazon Vella
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This three-chapter, complete short story is a prequel for the Dead Cell series. Synopsis: Tani'na and the few half-breed descendants of First and Second Waves of colonists are infected with Chromata, a sentient lifeform native to New Earth. But it isn't the enemy. First Wave, sent a century prior, made peace with the inhabitants. Some of Second Wave joined them when they arrived decades later. Most remain loyal to the Thyterion empire which is destined to arrive as the third and final wave. Emperor Riscerman wants the planet cleansed for their arrival. Tani'na wants revenge for the death of her mother and sister among thousands of others who perished in the Silacia settlement bombing. Commander Worton must pay for following such heinous orders. Tani'na and her Father's First Wave army storm the city and the state-building to retake control. Tani'na knows what must be done, and she's the only one who can do it. Dead Cell New Earth #0 (Short) Catalyst #1 (novellas...) Triton Force #2 Rebellion #3 Ascent Protocol #4 Binary Helix #5 Mission 86 #6 Misfit Guardians #7 (Final Novel)