Warrior Born is the first novel concerning Nova Refuge, written and illustrated by Justin R. Stebbins, first self-published in 2008. The book is the first installment in the Legend of Saber-Scorpion series.
A sequel to the book, titled Saber's Edge is currently being worked on by Justin R. R. Stebbins and set to be released in 2018 in time for Warrior Born's tenth anniversary.
Official synopsis Edit
Tagline: "Soldiers are Made... Warriors are Born."
Three hundred years ago, planet Earth was destroyed by the supernova of her own life-giving sun. What was left of humanity now dwelled on Terra Nova, in the new and foreign galaxy called Nova Refuge. On this new world, humanity was given a chance to learn from the mistakes of its past and start anew, to make a better future.
Instead, we made war.
At first the new human nations were able to work together to fight back the Natives, the beings they found already dwelling in this new galaxy. Once the Xenocide War was over, however, rivalries began to grow stronger. CONON, the Council of Nations of Nova Refuge, was formed to resolve disputes by mediation, to keep peace among men. For in this age of devastating new weaponry, and in this galaxy full of hostile Natives eager to take advantage of any dissent, a stellar war between the major human factions is humanity's greatest fear...
And one man's greatest dream.
And now, in every major human nation, projects are underway to bring war back to its founding point: to find, raise, and train the ultimate soldiers... the Warriors Born.
The novel opens with the realization that Earth, and the entire solar system, are doomed to be destroyed by the Sun going supernova. Humanity decides to flee the planet and go through a wormholes known as "the Breach" and settle in the galaxy beyond.