Hayven Celestia

The laws benefit the lawmakers

Space is vast. Though worlds are plentiful, in the end their rulers are the ones with the strength and technology to conquer and hold. Who can stand in their way?

This is not about power, but the survival of those who carve out a life for themselves and dream of a place they might call home.

There's a lot of books here

The fans, all the time they be asking me: "Rick, what order should I read these books in?" And that's why I'm making this handy-dandy chart here.

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TRAITORS, THIEVES AND LIARS

The Final Days of the White Flower II is a novel trilogy retelling of the short story "Ten Thousand Miles Up". Note that "Ten Thousand Miles Up", avaiable on Smashwords, will contain some spoilers for the trilogy, so depending on how avoidant you are of spoilers, you may wish to wait for the trilogy to be complete!

Traitors, Thieves and Liars follows Subcommander Gert, next in line to be captain of the White Flower II, a krakun slave ship served by geroo. The ship is waylaid by pirates who have a very interesting and dangerous offer, which Captain Ateri cannot simply ignore.

The Final Days of the White Flower II trilogy is meant to be read on its own and does not require you have read any of the other books. It takes place chronologically after The Kanti Cycle, but is not required reading.

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THE CAPTAIN'S OATH

The Captain's Oath is the second book of The Final Days of the White Flower II. It follows Subcommander Tesko, science officer of the White Flower II, as she discovers the conspiracy the captain has embroiled them all in. She is at first very enthusiastic about the prospect of escape from their slavery, but things quickly take a turn for the worse.

The Final Days of the White Flower II trilogy is meant to be read on its own and does not require you have read any of the other books. It takes place chronologically after The Kanti Cycle, but is not required reading.

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Book 3 coming soon! Or later!

TBD

Book 3 of The Final Days of the White Flower II is currently being written. It doesn't have a fixed title yet! But given how long it took the last two books to complete, look for this in 2023

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TALES OF HAYVEN CELESTIA

Tales of Hayven Celestia is an anthology containing 13 stories from all over the Hayven Celestia universe. There is a wide selection of stories and characters here, ranging from romantic, heroic, heartbreaking and terrifying. 

While some knowledge of of gateships from The Kanti Cycle or The Final Days of the White Flower II may be illustrative for some geroo stories, Tales of Hayven Celesia is a standalone work whose stories can be read in any order.

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SKELETON CREW

The Kanti Cycle, book 1. Kanti's life has not been going to way he's wanted it. He's working the lowest job of the White Flower II, that of the recycler bay crew. When his best friend dies and Kanti accidentally takes over his identity, he's suddenly thrust into the middle of a shipwide conspiracy, and if Kanti wants to keep his own life, he my just have to tell the truth about who he really is.

The Kanti Cycle is a trilogy that should be read in order. It is a prequel to The Final Days of the White Flower II, but is meant to be read on its own. 

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SMALL WORLD

The Kanti Cycle, book 2. Kanti finally got everything he ever wanted, and now he must pay for it. He and fifty others are forced to go to Krakuntec Prime and serve as the commissioner's personal cleaning crew on a planet whose atmosphere he can't even breathe. Can he make a new life here?

The Kanti Cycle is a trilogy that should be read in order. It is a prequel to The Final Days of the White Flower II, but is meant to be read on its own. 

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FAIR TRADE

The Kanti Cycle, book 3. Kanti now finds out there was a whole other world behind the walls of the krakun apartment building, lorded over by a species known as the sourang. He once again finds himself in a life of servitude, this time separated from the ones he loves. But he's not going to quit--not yet, not when his family needs him.

The Kanti Cycle is a trilogy that should be read in order. It is a prequel to The Final Days of the White Flower II, but is meant to be read on its own. 

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REAPER'S LOTTERY

The first of a series following Tori, a factory worker on the gateship Harvest Reaper. When a series of murders implicates her best friend, she's forced to play detective and find out who the real culprit is, before it's too late and the wheels of justice take everything she cares about.

Reaper's Lottery is currently a standalone book out of a planned trilogy, and is meant to be read on its own. It contains no plot details from other stories.

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LONG WAY HOME

**THIS BOOK IS FOR ADULT READERS ONLY**

Jungo couldn't pass up the opportunity to become an astronaut, even though his first mission would take him years to complete. Well, it turns out he got a lot more than he bargained for, as a nine-year mission ends up taking much, much longer.

Long Way Home is a standalone story that may contain spoilers for Ten Thousand Miles Up and The Final Days of the White Flower II, but does not require knowledge of any other plot details.

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