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About the author

An avid reader, gamer, and historian (read the old encyclopedia Britannica from A-Z), Charles lives in South Jersey, not to be confused with the rest of New Jersey. Downsizing in transportation management during the Pandemic led him to pursuing his life-long dream of telling stories.

Haldane Fall

The absence of an Emperor to lead an Empire will inevitably bring on madness and chaos, the current state of the Imperium proves this to be true. Once a beacon of peace and prosperity, corruption and petty rivalries have now crippled the bureaucracy, while old hatreds threaten to plunge humanity into a catastrophic civil war.


Despite being orphaned, betrayed, and hunted for most of his life, Kertis reluctantly accepts his heritage and becomes the Sovereign of the Haldane Hold. Peace is crumbling about him, he is ready and willing to do whatever it takes to protect those who depend on him. However, with powerful enemies closing in on all sides, his survival, along with that of countless millions, may rest on the shoulders of a childhood friend.


The future of the Imperium is grim, hanging in the balance; courage and sacrifice will be needed to prevent its descent into total darkness. In the midst of this turbulence, malevolent forces lurk in the shadows, eagerly waiting for the Haldane Fall...

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Latest message from the author...

Hi, everyone!

Last February I started writing and writing. When I eventually made contact with a willing publisher, I had over 945 pages and 345,000 words written down. The publisher recommended that this become a trilogy. So the Haldane Saga was born. When this book goes live, (soon, I hope), it will be followed closely by the second novel, and the final chapter will be out before the end of this year. Lord willing!

As I filled out the story, I wanted to tell about Kertis and Nadia, I was able to fill out many other fascinating characters; I particularly like Dina Mahoney and March Dulles- You'll meet them later in Halldane Fall. It's almost funny how the characters you create can take on a life of their own.


I have included a reading sample of part of Chapter One. Feel free to pass on the link for others to enjoy, or not, but I am keeping my fingers crossed. I believe you will find this more than just another Space Odyssey.

*Please do not copy, paste, or reproduce in any way, the attached text... publisher's orders!

Thank you so much,


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