Upcoming: The Bonds of Orion

The Bonds of Orion is the fifth book in the Loralynn Kennakris series. It will be available in 2017.


The war is going well: recent victories have Halith in retreat. Now recuperated and promoted, Lieutenant Commander Loralynn Kennakris is on leave, giving her a chance to do a few things she doesn’t have much experience with: resting, relaxing . . . and falling in love.

Mariwen Rathor was once an interstellar celebrity. The victim of a terrorist plot, she’s been living as a recluse after undergoing years of intense rehabilitation that suppressed most of her memories. But she’s never forgotten Kris. And Kris has never forgotten her. Meeting again after so long apart, Kris is stunned to find Mariwen offering her something she’s never had before: a home.

But life is never that simple. Sent deep into Halith space with Rafe Huron to rescue a hero long thought to be dead, Kris stays behind to save the mission and her team. Now, to save the woman she loves, Mariwen must do the impossible: take on the Halith Empire. Alone.

And win.

Or die trying.

Or something much worse.

11 comments on “Upcoming: The Bonds of Orion

  1. susanne

    hi, do you have a date for the release? i read all your free chapters and cant wait for the book, thanks

    1. Owen R. O'Neill Post author

      Sadly, not yet. We had hoped to by now, but there is a lot of work going on with one aspect of the story and that is slowing down the progress.

      For better or worse, we don’t work in anything approaching a linear fashion. Ideas appear and realizations happens, and these ripple through the story in unpredictable ways. Sometimes, the story takes strange and unexpected turns (which it just did). Sometimes, seemingly simple changes have complex ramifications (which they just did). In the end, we feel a much better story results, but it does make things unfortunately unpredictable.

      Thanks for asking!

      1. susanne

        so far you have written a great story with a lot of information to make this world a reality. so long as you in your unpredictable ways dont kill Kris off, is everything fine with me :)

        1. Owen R. O'Neill Post author

          Thank you! We very much appreciate hearing that!

          And I can assure that killing off Kris is one thing that is definitely not in the cards. :)

  2. cookiehunter

    anyone wants to make a guess who they are going to try to save? :)
    cause i have a good guess who its gonna be ^^

  3. SJ

    I’m thrilled this one is going to be featuring more of Mariwen. I’ve been really missing her. Seems like the authors are done torturing us for now. We can hope at least ;)

  4. Gxx

    Sounds interesting. I am glad to see more of Mariwen and I am curious to see where her relationship with Kris will lead.

    1. Owen R. O'Neill Post author

      Thanks for the comment. Mariwen is the main person in this book.

      1. XO

        It will be interesting to see things from her POV. How she handles her trauma, what she wants do to with the rest of her live, her feelings for Kris and is she really so understanding, that Kris might be leaving her one day for Huron.

        1. SJ

          I’m very much looking forward to that too (Seeing how she recovers from her trauma). I’ve also wondered the same about the whole Mariwen, Kris and Rafe dynamic. I get that Mariwen doesn’t experience jealousy of any kind but I do wonder if it will hurt her if Kris and Huron get back together as well as what will happen to Mariwen. And since Mariwen seems to think Kris and Rafe are merely on a break and will get back together it really makes me wonder. I’m torn to be honest. I can’t say who I’d rather Kris be with.

          1. XO

            I hope, Kris will choose Mariwen. Huron is a (male) Mary Sue, which I dislike.

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