Holy War Book One: Genesis is out today


I spent the first two and a half weeks of May away from writing, doing wildlife photography in Yellowstone National Park, as is my habit every May for the last 15 years. If you want to take a look at the pictures, check out Rick Partlow Photography on Facebook. Which is not connected to the release of my new series except it is an explanation for why you haven’t heard from me here in a while. When I go on this annual trip, I try to concentrate on where I am and what I’m doing and not think about writing.

But now it’s back to the grind and just in time for the release of the first book in my new series, Holy War. Book 1, Genesis, is the story of how the humans of the Commonwealth first met the Tahni…and wound up fighting the First Interstellar War against them.

First contact gone wrong…

It was every starship captain’s nightmare, and for Travis Miller, it was his own personal hell. 

He’d done everything by the book, but when the Tahni had attacked him and his crew, there was no choice but to return fire and destroy the first alien vessel humans had ever encountered. 

Excoriated in the press, his career in shambles, Travis is exiled to a long patrol of the outer colony worlds. Forgotten, except as a bad example…until the Tahni prove him right by declaring war on the human Commonwealth. 

Now, Travis Miller is the tip of the spear. Humanity’s best hope for turning back an overwhelming assault on human space.  Because to the Tahni, humans are infidels and this is a holy war…

Don’t miss the next explosive series from the #1 Amazon Bestselling author of Contact Front, Rick Partlow. This is Military Sci-Fi the way it’s meant to be. It’s perfect for fans of Jay Allan, Jasper T. Scott, and Scott Bartlett.

5 thoughts on “Holy War Book One: Genesis is out today

  1. David Shelton

    Do you have any plans regarding a series focused on Top or the Skipper from the drop trooper series. It seems like there can be a hellofa story there and I think it would be badass


  2. williamdevries

    How are the two series connected? I honestly had no idea that they were (possibly?) related until the Interlude in Genesis dropped the Tahn-Skyyiah name. I listened the Drop Troopers 1-4 before I came across the Holy War series and there seems to be a big difference in years between the two.


    • There are mentions of the first war with the Tahni in all my previous Birthright-universe stories, including Glory Boy, the Birthright series, the Recon series and the Acheron series as well as Drop Trooper.


  3. Is there a specific timeline as to how the various Birthright series should be read?

    Yes. The Holy War series should be read first, then the Birthright series starting with Glory Boy. The the Recon series, then the Acheron series, then Psi War and finally Drop Trooper.


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