R. Peter Ubtrent

Biography

R. Peter Ubtrent was born in New York City but moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of eight. Although he has lived in both Florida and California, he seems to have settled in Edgewood, New Mexico for the moment.

Writing since high school, Peter has self-published seven science fiction novels, six in one series called 'Dark Pilgrim' and one stand-alone titled 'Eternity's Handmaiden.'

Peter has obtained bachelor's degrees in astrophyics, history, and Secondary Education, has a Master's degree in military history and has a Doctorate in military studies.

When he's not writing, Peter works in his gardens or builds wooden and plastic models. He has been married to Genevieve for over sixteen years.

Smashwords Interview

Welcome Peter. I've read the Dark Pilgrim Series and found it a fascinating read. How many books do you currently have available on Smashbooks?
Thanks for the complement. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my books. I currently have nine books available through Smashwords. Six in one series called Dark Pilgrim, with which you are already familiar, two in a series called the Sslithax Heresy, and one stand alone called Eternity's Handmaiden.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote, and the impact it had on you?
I wrote a short story when I was in sixth grade, about the time that Star Wars came out (now I'm dating myself). I used old paper from my dad's store advertising a Christmas special. It was green. I even self-illustrated it. Needless to say, it was a shameful rip-off of Star Wars, but I was only 12. But everyone I showed it to told me that they liked it, especially this one friend of my dad's and that was the catalyst for me to want to write more. I still show all my work that that friend of my dad. Amazingly, he still likes it all.
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Where to find R. Peter Ubtrent online

Where to buy in print

Series

Mordiar's Opus
Mordiar Morduk was once the greatest general who lived. Then he became a war criminal. When his wife and child are killed twenty years later by the Nergal Demesne, he joins the ragtag rebellion and transforms it into a killing machine. With his small group of companions, Mordiar will change the face of the multi-verse and in the process, bring out the killer in him that had been dormant for twenty years. And no one in the multi-verse is going to like the outcome. Includes three books. Mordiar's Hymn, A Wayward Chant, and A Fool's Canticle. Sci-fi adventure and space opera with romance and erotica mixed in for good measure.
A Fool's Canticle
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A Wayward Chant
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Mordiar's Hymn
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THE VA'SHAN TRILOGY
When the primitive world of Caelus is attacked by the advanced Va'Shan Empire and Suppressed, only a hand-full of refugees escape to begin an epic quest to find each other and avenge the destruction of their home-world and their way of life.
A Requiem for Caelus
Price: $2.00 USD.
C'lar's Grace
Price: $2.00 USD.
The Destructor's Hand
Price: $2.00 USD.
The Sslithax Heresy
Far-flung time-travel epic that explores the origins of humans in the galaxy.
Dark Pilgrim Series
Futuristic space opera that follows five characters from their break-out within a Penal Colony to their final climatic battle to save humanity.

Books

A Satyr's Progeny
You set the price! Words: 118,950. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Aurora's son Aldor has been transported to The Land of the Five Rivers also and he's only eleven! However, Aldor is an avid roleplayer and thus knows all about Dragons and Elves and magic. What he doesn't know about is how vicious, cruel, and hostile adults can be and how much the Grand Wizard wants to capture him.
A Daughter's Perdition
You set the price! Words: 127,790. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
It is 20 years later and Aurora has a fifteen year old daughter who is as difficult to manage as Aurora was. When a nuclear war erupts on Earth, the Grand Wizard Al from Aurora's past see his chance to drag Aurora back to The Land of the Five Rivers. Unfortunately, he instead gets the daughter Terriwyn, a girl who is completely unprepared for what The Land of the Five Rivers has to offer her....
A Fool's Canticle
Series: Mordiar's Opus. You set the price! Words: 95,260. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The final book in the series finds Mordiar Morduk considered a god by the very people who want to kill him and the people closest to him wanting less and less to do with him at all. Set admit space battles, planetary battles, and entire star systems turning into black holes, A Fool's Canticle will finished with an ending not even Mordiar could have predicted.
A Wayward Chant
Series: Mordiar's Opus. You set the price! Words: 102,390. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Book two of Mordiar's Opus finds him using the rebellion in whatever way he can to get to those who killed his family, regardless the cost it entails to those around him or to himself. Romance, pain, betrayal, lust, and death all face-off against Mordiar and the further along he goes, the more he loses himself and might never find his way back.
Mordiar's Hymn
Series: Mordiar's Opus. You set the price! Words: 113,640. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(2.00 from 1 review)
Mordiar Morduk is a wanted war criminal. When the rebellion approaches him for his assistance against the totalitarian Nergal Demesne, he refuses and sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life forever and thrust him into a leading role in a civil war that threatens to tear the multi-verse apart.
The Destructor's Hand
Series: THE VA'SHAN TRILOGY. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 115,900. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(3.00 from 1 review)
Book three of the Va'Shan Trilogy wherein Lo'thar, Maegil, Lorelei, and Jo'tal will find themselves brought back together from their vastly divergent courses for an ending that none of them could ever have anticipated.
C'lar's Grace
Series: THE VA'SHAN TRILOGY. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 111,740. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00 from 1 review)
This is the second book in the Caelus series, a fantasy/sci-fi cross-over that follows the adventures of Lo'thar, Maegil, Jo'tal, and Lorelei as they strive to survive in a world completely foreign to anything they have ever experienced before.
A Requiem for Caelus
Series: THE VA'SHAN TRILOGY. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 131,350. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(3.00 from 1 review)
When the planet Caelus is invaded by the mighty galactic empire of the Va'Shan, the inhabitants who use magic in every day tasks, are destroyed down to a hand full of suvivors. Lorelei is taken to serve the pleasure of the leader of the Va'Shan in his Sanctum. Lo'thar, Meagil, and Jo'tal are hunted down across the planet, their magic but a stop-gap measure against the might of the Va'Shan.
The Chaos of Unity: Book two of the Sslithax Heresy
Series: The Sslithax Heresy. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 214,110. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The second and final book in The Sslithax Heresy by acclaimed author R. Peter Ubtrent.
Sacrilege: Book One of the Sslithax Heresy
Series: The Sslithax Heresy. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 208,590. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(3.00 from 1 review)
From acclaimed author R. Peter Ubtrent comes the epic story of how humanity was created and why....
Dark Pilgrim Fallen: Book Six of the Dark Pilgrim Series
Series: Dark Pilgrim Series, Book 6. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 263,350. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
The sixth and final book in the acclaimed, 5-star rated Dark Pilgrim Series
Dark Redemption: Book Five of the Dark Pilgrim Series
Series: Dark Pilgrim Series, Book 5. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 192,360. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Book Five of the acclaimed, 5-star rated Dark Pilgrim Series. Science fiction at its best
Dark Enlightenment: Book Four of the Dark Pilgrim Series
Series: Dark Pilgrim Series, Book 4. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 202,450. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Book Four of the acclaimed, 5-star rated Dark Pilgrim series. Science fiction at its best
Dark Throne: Book Three of the Dark Pilgrim Series
Series: Dark Pilgrim Series, Book 3. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 184,240. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 1 review)
Book three of the acclaimed, 5-star rated Dark Pilgrim Series. Science fiction at its best.
Seed of Power: Book Two of the Dark Pilgrim Series
Series: Dark Pilgrim Series, Book 2. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 191,250. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Book Two of the Dark Pilgrim Series - science fiction action/adventure space opera
Eternity's Handmaiden
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 215,300. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Science Fiction mystery thriller that deals with time-travel and the the fate of the universe.
Dark Pilgrim Rising: Book one of the Dark Pilgrim Series
Series: Dark Pilgrim Series, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 205,120. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A Science Fiction thriller set in the far distant future against a backdrop of hostile aliens, scheming Greater Houses and The Church of the Blessed Prophets, all trying to claim the throne of the Imperium left vacant when the emperor is assassinated. Greed and avarice, love and hope, despair and lust all find a place in the first of a six book series.