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I look at the night skies, at the stars and planets, and I dream of what will someday be humanity's home. I imagine a future where we have stretched out into the stars, discovering new worlds, and new beauty. These dreams have come to life in the series of books coming to life in the world of Aeon 14.

Rika's Marauders - An Aeon 14 series
The events of the Rika's Marauders series occur during the New Canaan time span in The Orion War series. This series may be read at any time after reading Destiny Lost, New Canaan, or Orion RisingRikaa

About M. D. Cooper & Aeon 14
M. D. Cooper is a New York Times bestselling author who has envisioned a rich future for humanity,one where planet-sized megastructures house trillions of humans, but traveling between the stars still takes decades, or even centuries.

Fans of Alastair ReynoldsHonor HarringtonThe Expanse, or Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's Warwill feel right at home in this, the first book of the Rika's Marauders series.

What is Aeon 14?
The universe of Aeon 14 is based on the premise that advanced, intelligent, starfaring life takes 14 billion years to evolve. In astronomy an aeon is a billion years. In Aeon 14, humanity is at the leading edge of this evolution in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Humanity and the AIs they have created spread out amongst the stars and find that they are alone, though it may not always be that way...


Rika Outcast: A Tale of Mercenaries, Cyborgs, and Mechanized Infantry (Aeon 14: Rika's Marauders Book 1)Rika Outcast: A Tale of Mercenaries, Cyborgs, and Mechanized Infantry (Aeon 14: Rika's Marauders Book 1) FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!

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In the Age of the Orion War...

Rika is mech-meat, a cyborg killing machine, created by the Genevian military and cast aside when the war was lost.

Now she slings cargo on Dekar Station, falling deeper in debt as she struggles to make enough money to keep her cybernetic body functioning. The local gangs would love to have her join their ranks, and the takings would pay her bills, but the only thing Rika hates more than what she's become, is killing for others.

But morals don't buy repairs and she's at the point of utter desperation when her loan holder cashes in her debt and sells her to the highest bidder.

When Rika wakes, she's in a warehouse on a planet she's never heard of, and a trio of mercenaries are reassembling her body. Their mission is to kill the world's president, and her mods and abilities are just what they need to get the job done.

Whether she likes it or not, Rika is in the business of killing once more as she joins the ranks of the Marauders.


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Rika is a Marauder.

After years of drifting aimlessly after the war with the Nietzscheans, she has finally found a home with the Marauders—a mercenary outfit comprised of Genevian veterans.

Back in the war, Rika hated her government, but always fought for the woman next to her. Now she fights for her teammates in Basilisk, an elite spec-ops team that takes on the toughest missions.

When General Mill, CO of the Marauders comes to Rika with a top-secret solo operation, she wants to turn it down. But the mission comes with a chance to save Silva, her old team leader from the Nietzschean war.

Without team Basilisk, without the Marauders, Rika must stand on her own against all odds and save the woman who once saved her.


Rika Triumphant: A Tale of Mercenaries, Cyborgs, and Mechanized Infantry (Aeon 14: Rika's Marauders Book 3)Rika Triumphant: A Tale of Mercenaries, Cyborgs, and Mechanized Infantry (Aeon 14: Rika's Marauders Book 3) $0.99 For a Limited Time!

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Rika's Bucket List

* Survive war with Nietzschea - CHECK
* Deal with trauma of being sold at auction - CHECK
* Stop an assassination - CHECK
* Conquer the discipline chip in her head - CHECK
* Topple the Politica - CHECK
* Save the woman who once saved her - CHECK

Rika's demons have been put to rest, and she's been given command of a new company within the Marauders. A company composed entirely of mechs...

* Deliver unprecedented levels of ass kicking to Nietzschean Empire - COMMENCING


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Rika has rescued the Allies’ Field Marshal. Now she has new orders.

After a harrowing fight and escape on the surface of Pyra, Rika finds that she has saved the life of one of the most powerful women in the galaxy: Tanis Richards.

Tanis is building an alliance with the goal of defeating a far-off enemy called the Orion Freedom Alliance. The OFA is waging it’s side of the war through proxy nations, such as the Nietzschean Empire.

After seeing the Marauders’ prowess first hand, Tanis approaches Rika with the offer of a lifetime: the resources and backing to topple the Nietzscheans and restore Genevia.

Upgraded and rearmed, the Marauders ready their new fleet, prepared to finish the fight that began so many decades ago.

A fight that will take them into the heart of Nietzschea


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Rika's Marauders continue their inexorable advance on the Nietzschean Empire.


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Rika’s Marauders are reunited—almost.

In Iberia, five mechs are fighting for survival against an entire star system and Rika is bringing the entire force to rescue them. Upon arrival, they discover that time is of the essence and the time it takes to fly across a star system may be days longer than the stranded mechs have.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Rika will do the unthinkable to save her people—and just maybe a few billion others while she’s at it.


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Rika has bested the Nietzscheans at every turn...

...and the enemy doesn't even know it.

The Marauders have sliced through Old Genevia and stand poised for decisive victory. Though Nietzschean Emperor is aware of his defeat at Thebes, Rika's pace and relentless pursuit of any Nietzschean survivors has kept him in the dark.

Now, Rika is ready to strike at the heart of her people's former alliance: the Genevian System itself.

When she arrives, things turn out to be much more complex—and dangerous—than even she expected. It’s time for the mechs to save their own people. Even if the Genevians don’t want it.