What if international conflict was solved by a good ol' fashioned battle royale?
The nations of Earth have sworn off global warfare in favor of the gladiator-esque system known as the Protocols, but when nine warriors from the forgotten micronation of Armenia are forced to battle against impossible odds for their country’s survival—and for their own survival—some begin to wonder if this truly is the best way.
The odds are stacked against Aurora Soto, the newest and youngest ever member of the Armenian national squad. She's dreamed of winning this position her entire life, but with time running out and an enemy that outnumbers her more than two-to-one, she finds herself hanging precariously between an idealistic dedication to patriotism and a sickly reality that continuously reminds her of why war was abandoned in the first place.
THE ALPINE INSURRECTION
Humanity's first colony on a planet other than Earth began as an experiment of peace, but has long since fallen into conflict. Hundreds of years after Arrival, Ari Kirsche, a boy from a city struggling under an oppressive regime, accidentally discovers a secret from the past that is sure to ignite the flames of war once more, perhaps for the last time.