The Athena Operation by Dalton Cortner #47

The entire universe is being purged.

Seraph Aydrian is the furthest thing from a model soldier. He’s one reprimand away from a dishonorable discharge. Time off from the military didn’t sound so bad. But when the seythra betray the universe and start killing everyone indiscriminately, Seraph knows he is going to have to fight for every second he continues breathing

Forced to band together with soldiers, mercenaries, and civilians, Seraph is tasked with leading the fight against the seythra. He must uncover the sinister plot of why the most-trusted species in the universe turned on everyone at the height of their respect and accomplishments.

Can Seraph and his team put a stop to the chaos and destruction? Or will the seythra put them among the numbers of the dead they’ve amassed?

Don’t miss The Athena Operation, the first of The Athena Operation series by Dalton Cortner! This military sci fi novel will have you fully invested and engrossed!

About the author:

Dalton Cortner is the author of “The Athena Operation” series.

He was an avid reader as a child, devouring any book he could get his hands on. This translated into writing his own stories in his teens, and ultimately publishing his first novel “The Athena Operation” in 2016.

Dalton spent the next several years writing–and reading–to help hone his craft and add to his writing toolbox. It provided to be an invaluable experience. He was able to grow as an author and plans to release several of those books, plus new novels he’s writing.

In 2019 the prequel short story “Forsaken Earth” was released, adding another entry into The Athena Operation series. “The Athena Operation” is due to be re-released in May of 2020. 

Dalton crafts his stories with a precise balance between character and world-building, and strives to not lose the reader’s attention for even a second. He enjoys exploring the motivations of each character, digging into their personalities and examining how they react to difficult choices and hard-hitting consequences.
You won’t find any black and white morality in his stories. The worlds are always painted with shades of gray. This is intentional, and as the layers are peeled back on situations and characters, he reveals more about the world and those who make it up.
A lifelong fan of video games, books, comics, and movies, Dalton’s always been fascinated with sci-fi the most. The vast emptiness of space paints a picture of limitless possibilities, and he enjoys exploring them with his writing. 
In his spare time, when he’s not writing or working on his next story, he loves kicking back and enjoying a thrilling movie or getting immersed in a deep video game.

Originally from Wichita, KS, he now lives in Harrisburg, PA with his loving wife Alyssa, their two dogs Lacey & Sport, and two cats Leia & Binx. He is hard at work on his next story.  

The book can be pre-ordered at this link:
My official website:

52 thoughts on “The Athena Operation by Dalton Cortner #47

  1. The book looks good. I like the fact that you seem to incorporate psychology in your story which tends to make the character more real.

  2. Although this isn’t really my genre, it does sound like a very well-written book. Thank you for sharing.

  3. The books sounds like the perfect read for my husband. I saved the link for some later shopping šŸ™‚

  4. Although I’m not into Sci-Fi genre when it comes to reading books, this sounds really interesting! Definitely gonna share this to my bookworm friends.

  5. The book definitely seems a good read. I like gripping sci – fi books. Hope it turns out to be one.

  6. I love the sci-fi genre for both books and movies. This book looks really good! I may just have to check it out sometime.

  7. I really love this genre and this book I am sure I would find very entertaining based on your review Iā€™m gonna look forward to picking this up and giving it a good read.

  8. This looks like an interesting and an exciting book to read. I like reading sci-fi book and I am sure reading this will give me a lot of fun.

  9. Although it is not my genre,I am into thrillers but this looks captivating. I would love to check it out.

  10. Writing for a living would be a dream. I have always been too scared to make that go. Kudos to those that do.

  11. Wow, not aware of this, and I am kind of a sci-fi fan. Not sure if I have enough time to go through the book but I will check it out if I have the chance – knycx Journeying

  12. Wow! I was looking for some new books. I am just going to start at the top and work my way down the list.

  13. I’ll have to give this a read. I’m a big sci-fi fan, and I’ve been looking for a new book. This sounds like a good one.

  14. I hadn’t heard of Dalton Cortner as an author before. But reading the short narrative at the beginning of this post was something I found quite captivating. Love that the plot is described as a more realistic ‘grey’ as opposed to ‘black and white’ morals. Given the work he has produced so far, this author looks to be shaping up to be someone we might hear a lot more of in the future.

  15. How do we make this to Netflix? I feel this would make an intriguing series or movie. I will have to read the book, until then šŸ˜‰

  16. The short description really got me interested to know more about what lies behind this sci-fi world you are building. I am a huge sci-fy fan and this look like the beginning of a nice series!

  17. Thank you for posting this great review! I recently tried to purchase this book on Amazon and they are all sold out! It’s on limited print availability. Now I’m more convinced that I need to obtain this book!

  18. Okay to be honest not my genre at all but my husband would be interested. He loves sci fi and adventure and enjoys a good series of books.

  19. I have honestly not read a good book in a LONG time is. I will definitely check out this book once I have a free moment!

  20. This definitely looks like one of those reads that’ll keep you hooked from the beginning till the end! Definitely will try to get our hands on this, thanks for sharing. Also sharing this with some of our friends who absolutely enjoy this genre.

  21. Seems an interesting sci-fi book. My son would be interested. I am not a big fan of sci-fi but some of my friends and their husbands are, so definitely I will recommend to them.

  22. thank you so much fpr this fantastic book review , i am looking for some good solid books to read pver summer and i be buying this one for sure kind regards Pati Robins at style squeeze blog

  23. i’m going to have to look into this more as it looks really good. awesome job.

  24. Looks like a very interesting book. Looking froward to some hard action. šŸ™‚ Adding to my TBR right away.

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