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The Combat Codes: Sneak peek into martial arts fantasy

We exclusively reveal the first chapter of Alexander Darwin’s upcoming science fantasy martial arts novel The Combat Codes.

Said to be “The Hunger Games meets Mortal Kombat, with a hint of The Matrix” The Combat Codes is the first book in Alexander Darwin’s debut, action-packed and character-driven science fiction and fantasy trilogy.

Set in a world where the fate of empires is determined by battle-hardened warriors who are trained to compete in brutal single combat, we have a sneak peek into the book right here!

But first, here is the official synopsis…

In a world long ago ravaged by war, the nations have sworn an armistice never to use weapons of mass destruction again. Instead, highly-skilled warriors known as Grievar Knights represent their nations’ interests in brutal hand-to-hand combat.

Murray Pearson was once a famed Knight until he suffered a loss that crippled his homeland — but now he’s on the hunt to discover the next champion.

In underground and ruthless combat rings, an orphaned boy called Cego is making a name for himself. Murray believes Cego has what it takes to thrive in the world’s most prestigious combat academy – but first, Cego must prove himself in the vicious arenas of the underworld. And survival isn’t guaranteed.

We have to wait until this June to join Murray and Cego on their quest but fear not SciFiNow’ers! We reward the impatient here and have an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek into the book. You can read and download Chapter One of The Combat Codes right here ↓

Click here to read Chapter One.

Author bio

Alexander Darwin is a second generation Vietnamese-Jewish-American author living in Boston with his wife and three daughters. Outside of writing, he teaches and trains martial arts (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). He’s inspired by old-school Hong Kong action flicks, jRPGs, underdog stories and bibimbap bowls.

The Combat Codes by Alexander Darwin will be released on 15 June. Pre-order here