Sullivan, MO Author Publishes Action Novel

August 10, 2023 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
Forgotten Darkness: The Ghost Fleet Crisis: Book 1, a new book by Travis Lee Cornell, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Lt. Commander Vallie Cross is committed to making sure Joram Delburry, a gifted combat pilot without humanity and a past, learns his lessons: that he is part of a team, that until he accepts this, he will never be the best-something he wants more than anything. He repeatedly fails to win against her in combat flight training and with each defeat, he becomes more dangerous. Everyone knows it, knows that given the right opportunity, he will kill Cross. Into this tight, two-person struggle comes a threat to the universe as a whole. A fleet of ships without signs of life, activity, or signals is approaching the center of intergalactic civilization, quickly defeating, and absorbing all ships and crews that oppose it.

Forgotten Darkness: The Ghost Fleet Crisis: Book 1 begins an expansive trilogy that may reveal enemies, both far and near, working together to defeat a mysterious entity that poses a greater threat to them all.

About the Author
Travis Lee Cornell was born on MacDill AFB, Florida in late 1974 and raised in a family with a long tradition of military service dating back to before the American Revolutionary War. He was an officer in Civil Air Patrol, USAF Auxiliary 19881993: Specialized in aircraft search and rescue operations and local county emergency management team. Travis Lee Cornell served in the US Army 1993 as a combat medic. He was medically discharged due to non-combat injury. He helped start local sci-fi convention "RadCon" in 1996. He worked with them for more than thirty years as a Minion (volunteer) Coordinator. He worked night security and helped found and start medical personnel on staff as a standard for conventions and renaissance fairs. He is a lifetime cast member of AZ Rocky (Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast). Travis Lee Cornell was first published at fourteen as a poet. Original publishing of Forgotten Darkness was first completely independently published ("I did everything from writing and editing to cover art") since Edgar Allan Poe.

Forgotten Darkness: The Ghost Fleet Crisis: Book 1 is a 302-page hardbound with a retail price of $34.00 (eBook $29.00). The ISBN is 979-8-8860-4323-5. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at

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