Majesty's Offspring (Book 1) by AJ Vega
Approx. 93,860 words.
Published on August 7, 2011.
More than a century ago, war hero Julius Verndock helped end a galactic war with Majesty—the first living machine.
Today in 2213, he and his partner Laina command a pirate ship, and despite their desire to retire from the pirate life, are drawn into another galactic conflict where they must once again save humanity, but this time with help from Chorus—Majesty's secret offspring...