This short story is Book One of Four in the first-contact science fiction series THE SPIRIT GUILD.
As an unknown spaceship approaches Earth from the far side of the sun, aliens hiding on Earth stage a terrifying attack on a U.S. Army detachment. All reports of the attack are immediately silenced.
The only survivors are Rik and Vik, who are determined to stop the creatures even if that means losing their military careers. All they can do now is to follow faint clues to an ancient, mysterious group who might – or might not – be able to help them.
Book Two, The Darkness of the Day, is available now! Look for Three and Four later in 2024.
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