Homecoming - Osguards: Guardians of the Universe

Science Fiction & Fantasy

By Malcolm Petteway

Publisher : Rage Books LLC

ABOUT Malcolm Petteway

Malcolm Petteway
Malcolm Dylan Petteway is a senior military analyst, a retired military officer and a twenty-year veteran of the United States Air Force. He flew B-52's as an Electronic Warfare Officer and has 3,000 flight hours and 300 combat hours. In his distinguished career, Malcolm has used his knowl More...


For centuries the planets of Kulusk and Chaktun have battled in the heavens above Earth. In 1860, twin Chaktun princesses, Laurona and Nausona Osguard, fled to Earth and were beaten and raped as slaves in the United States' antebellum south. Unbeknownst  to the people of the 21st century Earth, their descendants, the Osguards now govern a universal peacekeeping organization called the Universal Science, Security and Trade Association of Planets -- USSTAP. The First Osguard, Michael Genesis leads the Osguards in protecting the 60 known galaxies of the universe from Kulusk tyranny. Now Earth has become an unwitting pawn in the Kulusk Empire's thirst for revenge against the people of Chaktun, forcing Michael to prepare USSTAP, for the first time, to go on the offensive and wage an all out universal war. If he is successful, many people will die, and if he is not, Earth will be destroyed.

Founded by Malcolm Petteway, Rage Books LLC publishes science fiction, fantasy and horror. Malcolm published three books through Iuniverse between 2001 and 2004 while he was in the military. After retiring from the military, Malcolm looked to begin his writing career in earnest. James Barnes came on board as the chief editor and between the two of them they decided to release Malcolm’s literary agent and begin Rage Books. Malcolm and Jim saw Rage Books as a publisher of trade paperback books for the new and struggling writer with a unique story. With the aid of family and friends, Malcolm launched Rage Books with his first Osguard book, Homecoming in September of 2009. Since then, Malcolm has printed second editions of the second and third books, Revelations and Armageddon, and released the fourth book in the series Revenge. With these novels as the launch pad, Rage Books’ goal is to grow and eventually contend with other independent trade publishers of science fiction, fantasy and horror, like Tor, DAW and Baen publishing.

 "Great story! This is one of the best sciencefiction novels I've read in a long time...great job with the characters and the action."

—Judge, Writer's Digest
10th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards

“Petteway is a veteran Air Force Officer and uses his knowledge to bring a very believable description of battle techniques and strategies. This is a very readable and enjoyable novel. It reminded me of Julian May’s stories of the Remillard Family in her Pliocene Exile stories and the Galactic Milieu Trilogy and that could only be seen as a good thing.”

— Barry Hunter
Editor Baryon Magazine

“Like a good play, it captivates its audience! As I read this action-packed science fiction adventure, I was reminded of those early day pulp tales of space opera and ground-breaking stories of new – and alien races that populate  the universe. The author’s military background brings the reader believable combat encounters and terminology. His characters are strong and dedicated to their survival, and the survival of their race. The reader is pulled into the story head first, and must fight alongside the Osguards in all of their endeavors. It is a fun and exciting read, and like a good play, it captivates its audience!”

— Tom Johnson
Editor Fading  Shadows Magazine

“Malcolm Dylan Petteway has written a believable science fiction novel where he creates entirely new worlds. Racism in the United States exists whether it's against black space aliens or its own citizens. It is an exciting book that encompasses very realistic war scenes, the real tragedies of the slave trade and the pushiness of the FBI. The characters were so well developed it felt as if you knew them personally, especially the princesses and the main Osguard, Michael David Genesis. It is a fascinating story that can be enjoyed by everyone, including those who are not huge fans of science fiction. I highly recommend this book.”

— Reviewed by Alice Holman The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers Black Book Reviews

Osguards has all the elements that has always attracted me to science fiction, specifically, that subcategory of the genre called Space Opera. Enormous space ships equipped with planet-smashing arsenals, far flung interstellar civilizations, evil empires, super advanced technology, and weapons of such lethality Earth's most powerful weapons systems would come across as slingshots in comparison…Osguards: Homecoming is a compelling drama in addition to being a fast paced adventure. The characters are written with depth and feeling. There is a lot of internal perspective along with a healthy dose of political intrigue. I have one word to sum up the climatic space battle: spectacular! With Osguards: Homecoming, Malcolm has created a winner. Thankfully this book is the first in a series.

—Ronald T. Jones
Author, Chronicles of the Liberator

A very imaginative book
about a black family descended from an alien race who uses their special skills to protect the Earth from a coming galactic war. The book really takes off when it takes us back to the family origin among the horrors of American slavery. Homecoming is the first in a series consisting of 4 books.

--Milton Davis
Author, Meji