The Tartarus trilogy contains 3 space science fiction adventure books and an upcoming prequel story called Malkis of Tartarus.
Judgment on Tartarus
Newly assigned to the space cruiser Astrella II, captained by the legendary "Hero of the Gorgonian Wars," Richard Hughes, Ensign Corona Scott fears her long-dreamed-of career is about to be deep-sixed! She runs afoul of her new CO's volcanic temper, and Med Supervisor Johann Weiner warns her that Astrella's ExO, Malkis of Tartarus, is going to make her life a living Hell. He hates Terran females! Rona's ideals are put to the test as the shocking bigotry and hatred she finds aboard Astrella culminate in sabotage and murder and, ultimately, in a serious rift between Hughes and his ExO. Without warning,Astrella is mysteriously dispatched to the enigmatic planet Tartarus, where Rona Scott encounters an unsought destiny beyond her wildest dreams, and where the fate of Astrella's crew rests upon the outcome of a barbaric, bloody duel to the death!
True Son of Tartarus
When Malkis of Tartarus insists upon attending the Interplanet Compact Conference being held on the planet Cytherea, Rona Scott experiences a terrifying premonition that he is in imminent danger. Soon, she receives word that his ship has been attacked and destroyed by their dreaded mortal enemies, the Gorgonians. Malkis is presumed dead.But Rona stubbornly refuses to believe this. She enlists the aid of her friend and former CO, Richard Hughes, captain of Astrella II. Risking charges of insubordination, they search for Malkis beyond the boundaries of the known Galaxy -- acting without orders! Both Rona and Hughes are well aware of the reputation of the merciless alien beings known as "Gorgonians"--they leave no witnesses and they never take prisoners!
Ransom of Tartarus
There's a traitor on the planet Tartarus! With the insider's aid, Dar-kan hira-Gurd -- the beautiful, sadistic, dangerous Ghendarian commander -- invades the City of the Ruler. She usurps the throne of Ahn-eld, then plots her long-awaited revenge upon Malkis of Tartarus. Acting on a gut instinct that the planet is under attack, Richard Hughes, commander of Astrella II, risks battling Ghendarian warships in a desperate attempt to rescue Malkis and Rona. But in order to save his wife, his world, and his friends from the brutal and merciless invaders, Malkis is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice! Ransom of Tartarus is the third book in the Tartarus Trilogy. Books one and two of the trilogy are Judgment on Tartarus and True Son of Tartarus.
Malkis of Tartarus
As a young Teen, Malkis is forced to make a life-changing decision. Hes Different and on the planet Tartarus being different can be dangerous!