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.

In all the years since they briefly met, Kris has never been able to forget Mariwen Rathor. And Mariwen, now recovered after years of intense rehabilitation, has never forgotten her. Meeting again after so long apart, Kris is stunned to find Mariwen offering her something she’s never really had: a home.

But life is never that simple. Ordered to take part in a major training exercise with the Karelian military, Kris instead finds herself sent deep into Halith space with Rafe Huron to rescue a hero long thought dead. When Kris left for Karelia, she told Mariwen it was “practically a vacation”. Now, caught between bloody-minded insurgents, invading Halith forces, and a volatile  war hero who has her own ideas about being rescued, this ‘vacation’ is shaping up to be Kris’s last.

20 comments on “Upcoming: The Bonds of Orion

  1. susanne

    wow great book…. but i am a little surprisest… it feels like only half the book is there. i thought Mariwen would stage a rescure or was the book shortet?because this is a rather big cliffhanger

    1. Owen R. O'Neill Post author

      Thank you very much, Susanne! Yes, it is. But we hope the next book will make up for it.

  2. Tore Fredriksen

    Bonds of Orion is here !
    Just download

  3. susanne

    Hey…. how it is going?di you think you have a relase date this year? Maybe a X-Mas present?

    1. Owen R. O'Neill Post author

      Thanks for checking in Susanne!

      Yes, we’ll definitely have a date for this year. Look for some news this week.

      1. susanne

        so… two month to go for x-mas. can i buy the book as present or do i need to weit longer? :)

        1. Owen R. O'Neill Post author

          No, you don’t! In fact we are readying it to send to the proofreader now. As soon as we know when she can get it back to us, we’ll have a date. So you won’t have to wait until Christmas!

          Thanks for asking! We very much appreciate your interest!

  4. susanne

    hi, how does it look? do you have a realease date yet? i look already ones a day for new infos….. mh… i believe i am addicted… ;)

    1. Owen R. O'Neill Post author

      Thank you very much for the comment, Susanne. I’m afraid to say we don’t have a release date yet. The saying “Man plans; God laughs” seems to apply with particular force to us, and never more so than this summer. So we are holding off any announcements until we are sufficiently confident Life will not play any more dirty tricks on us.

      So thanks again for hanging in there! We appreciate it more than we can say!

  5. 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. :)

  6. 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 ^^

  7. 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 ;)

  8. 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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