Chronicles of the Æther War

Volume IV: O for a Shield to Defend Me

For a soldier of the Martian Alliance, war should be waged up close and personal whenever possible. The only kill worth crowing about is when you feel the enemy's dying breath on your face. That is hard to come by in modern warfare, even more so since the Empire began dabbling with the force known only as the Arcana. To neutralize the Empire's advantage, the Alliance embarks on an aggressive program to create Arcana-immune troops. Can they succeed? If so, can they afford the cost?