New book! Wraith World

It’s hitting the e-shelves tomorrow: the follow-up to the acclaimed sci-fi space opera, Ghost Star

By Roger Eschbacher

Wraith World novel cover

Galen glanced nervously at the vidscreen. The data scroll showed the unknown ship was holding steady, not getting any closer but not pulling back. “Do you get the feeling they’re playing with us?”

“Yeah. Probably,” said Eria. “It’s not like we can call anybody for help in a stolen Imp transport.”

Just then, a colossal, bright yellow bolt flashed past and detonated a short distance ahead of the ship, rocking it.

“Snat! What in the world was that?” shouted Galen, banking away from the residual effect of the explosion.

“A warning shot,” said Eria, checking her vidscreen. “From a bolt mortar.”

“I’m going to call them definitely hostile. These guys mean business,” said Iden. 

“What’s your plan, Galen? The next one is going to hit us and take us out.”

“Who are they?” asked Trem from the doorway.

“Don’t know, Trem. Go back and buckle in,” grumbled Galen. “Hail them, Eria.”

“Com is open.”

Galen cleared his throat. “This is Captain Chorl Amto of the Backstabber demanding that you cease all hostile activities and let us go on our way unhindered.”

Eria sighed and placed her forehead in her hand. “You had to use that name again?”


Back on the actual Backstabber, Erbe and Zan were laughing so hard tears rolled down their cheeks. Taking a moment to calm himself down, Erbe then signaled for his first mate to open up the com. “Okay, give me a tick. Okay, Chorl, which is the worst alias I’ve heard in all of my years, so I know that’s not your real name. I know that’s not anybody’s real name.” 

“What did I tell you?” they heard a woman say in the background.

“And, I am absolutely positive the name of your tiny little transport is not the Backstabber, because, wait for it, that is the name of my ship.”

There was a long pause, then an image of Galen and Eria suddenly appeared on the Backstabber’s panel.

“Captain Erbe?”

Erbe leaned forward in his seat, a look of astonishment on his face. “Galen? What in the Rex are you doing out here? On an Imp transport, no less!”

“Um, that’s a long story. If you want, I could tell it to you.”

“Oh, you bet I want!” said Erbe, briefly turning to Zan. “See? I knew there was a story here. Galen, prepare to be docked.”

Wraith World

“Impossible odds? Likelihood I’ll die? Okay, I’m in.”

The clock is ticking. The Imps, the most powerful military force in the Rex Cloud, are returning with literally everything they have, including a massive space fleet filled with battle-tested marines and every weapon of devastation in the known galaxy.


After the destruction of the Ghost Star, all Galen has left is a single fighter craft, a captured troop carrier, and the undeniable courage of his people. He knows that’s not enough, but there’s no way he’ll ever bend a knee to the malevolent Imperium.

Extinction event or not, he’d rather go down fighting for his family and his people than surrender to the coming darkness.

Wraith World is a bigger and far more dangerous sequel to Ghost Star, the fast-paced YA space opera epic in the spirit of Ender’s GameStar Wars, and Firefly.

Get it on Amazon.

Roger Eschbacher

Roger Eschbacher, author

lives in Los Angeles with his awesome family, a hilarious Border Terrier, and a grumpy Russian tortoise.

In addition to writing fantasy and sci-fi adventure novels, he writes TV animation for Warner Bros., Netflix, Cartoon Network, Hasbro Studios and more.

Roger’s YA space opera Ghost Star is a winner of the Kindle Scout competition and received a publishing contract from Amazon’s Kindle Press imprint.

Ghost Star and other books by Roger are listed on this page. Please buy lots and lots of them. 

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