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In the Sci Fi Thriller “The Outworlds: War Torrent,” an Ancient Evil Sparks a Deadly New War

Updated: Feb 26

Learn more about the science fiction novel from author Daniel P. Douglas





Early in the twenty-fourth century, human pioneers on the fringe of Earth’s interstellar colonial frontier make a profound discovery: The first evidence of intelligent alien life.


Although the explorers judge the ancient alien species of space-faring reptilians, known as Angorgals, to be extinct, they also find evidence the Angorgals had reached Earth many centuries ago and were far more than mere visitors…


When a surprise Sekkalan attack in the distant Sceytera System against Mokisia destroys a fragile peace between these two Angorgal subsects, a teenaged soldier-priest in training, Zy K’olt, will struggle with doubt, fear, and acceptance of his mysterious spiritual gifts in a quest to confront the evil Sekkalan threat.


At the same time, the invasion shatters Major Krajenar Attazahal’s reputation as a successful Mokisiaan intelligence officer, driving her down a desperate path of redemption to the very edge of survival in order to defend her home.


Under siege, the Mokisiaans soon learn their alienated brethren have launched both a sinister and technologically superior offensive, one that threatens to inflict more than just military defeat upon them.


The Sekkalan war is the start of a new interstellar crusade orchestrated by evil ethereal entities – the Ruuksauro – whose intent is radical genetic purification of the galaxy, and Earth’s Stone Age humans are their next target.


War Torrent is for those who find the idea of an extraterrestrial connection to human genetics or books like The Extinction Code engaging. In addition, if you enjoy the science fiction of Jasper T. Scott, the military sci-fi adventures of James David Victor, or the First Colony books of Ken Lozito, then you will enjoy The Outworlds series.


Reviews


In summary, this is a fast-moving and exciting futuristic novel with dramatic human-alien conflict, fully fleshed-out characters, solid and innovative techno-thriller elements, and a fresh, thought-provoking concept. For fans of this exhilarating genre, "War Torrent" will be a blast. Excellent! - The Columbia Review Five Stars! War Torrent is a fast paced, intelligent roller coaster ride set in an intricate world...If someone loves science fiction, particularly military science fiction, I would highly recommend this book. - Emilija Ryks for Readers' Favorite Five Stars! The Outworlds: War Torrent by Daniel P. Douglas is a very powerful and well staged science fiction tale...If the reader is a fan of good science fiction, then I highly recommend this book. - Paul Johnson for Readers' Favorite Five Stars! Daniel P. Douglas's military science fiction novella, The Outworlds: War Torrent, is exciting and fast-paced. The author's story is well-written and his characters are larger than life...Torrent is recommended reading for fans of hard and military science fiction. - Jack Mangus for Readers' Favorite Four Stars! Takes many classic and well-trodden science-fiction elements and forges them together into something that still stands unique. War Torrent stars the kind of young, unassuming, but brave lad common to every fantasy bookshelf, but twists the prophecies and destinies and dark forces with a race that remains just inhuman enough to remain intriguing. The book is well-written, happy to keep a brisk pace, while still being full of attentive detail. - Self-Publishing Review


From the Author


War Torrent is the first book in The Outworlds series. I've often said The Outworlds is a series of science fiction adventure stories set in the early twenty-fourth century at the fringe of human civilization. Although War Torrent steps outside that timeline, you can bet that its events, characters, and technology have a major influence on the storyline in The Outworlds. As a bonus, I've included an early preview excerpt from Resurgence, which is the second book in the series. In War Torrent, and throughout the rest of The Outworlds series, unlikely heroes will be called upon to join extraordinary and mysterious struggles. Their sometimes-reluctant choices and actions will put them on a collision course with destiny and reveal unimaginable truths. Their survival will mean confronting personal flaws and doubts, and forging unexpected fates as inspiring new champions in the eternal battle against evil. For those of you who enjoy conspiracy thrillers with science fiction elements, I've also included an excerpt from my debut novel, Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project. In Truth Insurrected, I tell the story of ex-FBI agent turned private investigator, William Harrison, who becomes embroiled in an attempt to reveal a sinister, decades-old government cover-up. What are they hiding? The truth about UFOs and alien contact. Will truth be mighty and prevail? Thank you to all of those who serve--past, present, and future--in epic struggles be they against outright evil or anything that diminishes our virtue, lives, or spirit. Your sacrifices are a testament to your selfless courage and to your inspiring faith in justice. As always, may truth be mighty and prevail.


From the Inside Flap


In War Torrent, ancient reptilian aliens clash in a war that is the start of a new interstellar crusade orchestrated by evil ethereal entities whose intent is radical genetic purification of the galaxy, and Earth's Stone Age humans are their next target.


From the Back Cover

Book I of The Outworlds Series: In the early twenty-fourth century at the fringe of human civilization, interstellar pioneers encounter relics of the Angorgals, and judge the ancient species of reptilian humanoids to be extinct, possibly from a deadly virus.


But the explorers also dig up shocking evidence that some Angorgals engaged in genetic engineering. And Earth's prehistoric inhabitants were among their targets, raising unprecedented implications that will haunt the truth about humanity's own heritage... When a Sekkalan attack against Mokisia destroys a fragile peace between these two ancient reptilian alien subsects, a teenaged Mokisiaan soldier-priest in training will struggle to accept his mysterious spiritual gifts to face the enemy.


The invasion also shatters the reputation of a Mokisiaan intelligence officer, driving her to the edge of survival to defend her home world. Under siege, the Mokisiaans soon learn the war is no less than a new crusade orchestrated by evil ethereal entities whose intent is radical genetic purification of the galaxy, and Earth's Stone Age humans are their next target. As a special bonus, War Torrent includes a preview excerpt from Resurgence, which is Book II of The Outworlds series.

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