Cassandra Kresnov

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 200 ratings

Crossover Summary

Crossover is the first novel in a series which follows the adventures of Cassandra Kresnov, an artificial person, or android, created by the League, one side of an interstellar war against the more powerful, conservative Federation. Cassandra is an experimental design - more intelligent, more creative, and far more dangerous than any that have preceded her. But with her intellect come questions, and a moral awakening. She deserts the League and heads incognito into the space of her former enemy, the Federation, in search of a new life.

Her chosen world is Callay, and its enormous, decadent capital metropolis of Tanusha, where the concerns of the war are literally and figuratively so many light years away. But the war between the League and the Federation was ideological as much as political, with much of that ideological dispute regarding the very existence of artificial sentience and the rules that govern its creation. Cassandra discovers that even in Tanusha, the powerful entities of this bloody conflict have wound their tentacles. Many in the League and the Federation have cause to want her dead, and Cassandra?s history, inevitably, catches up with her. Cassandra finds herself at the mercy of a society whose values preclude her own right even to exist. But her presence in Tanusha reveals other fault lines, and when Federal agents attempt to assassinate the Callayan president, she finds herself thrust into the service of her former enemies, using her lethal skills to attempt to protect her former enemies from forces beyond their ability to control.

As she struggles for her place and survival in a new world, Cassandra must forge new friendships with old enemies, while attempting to confront the most disturbing and deadly realities of her own existence.

©2006 Joel Shepherd (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Crossover

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 1
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Crossover is the first novel in a series which follows the adventures of Cassandra Kresnov, an artificial person, or android, created by the League, one side of an interstellar war against the more powerful, conservative Federation. Cassandra is an experimental design - more intelligent, more creative, and far more dangerous than any that have preceded her. But with her intellect come questions, and a moral awakening. She deserts the League and heads incognito into the space of her former enemy, the Federation, in search of a new life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By PatM on 05-05-15

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 2

    • Breakaway

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 2
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Cassandra Kresnov is a highly advanced hunter-killer android. She has escaped the League and fled to Callay, a member of the Federation. Because of her fighting skills she was able to save the president's life and is now a trusted member of the security forces. However, not all Tanushans are happy to have her on their turf and Cassandra has to tread carefully. As Callay moves towards a vote on whether to break away from the Federation, confusion reigns and terrorist groups plot their own agendas.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor 2nd instalment.

    • By Donnie on 27-06-18

    Regular price: £28.99

  • Book 3

    • Killswitch

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 3
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Two years after the un-hatching of Callayan President Neiland’s plot to make the capital city of Tanusha the center of the Federation, Callay is under siege. So begins the third installment of this gripping trilogy from an exciting new sci-fi author. A powerful faction of conservative Fleet captains has surrounded Callay, at Earth’s behest, and is threatening a blockade - or worse. A fearful Earth does not wish to lose direct control of its precious war machine, and there are fears of civil war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fitting end to the first trilogy.

    • By Mr. C. I. Siddall on 13-12-13

    Regular price: £28.99

  • Book 4

    • 23 Years on Fire

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 4
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Cassandra Kresnov - a highly advanced hunter-killer android - returns to face down a rogue government's plot to eliminate free will. Commander Cassandra Kresnov has her hands full. She must lead an assault against the Federation world of Pyeongwha, where a terrible sociological phenomenon has unleashed hell against the civilian population. Then she faces the threat from a portion of League space known as New Torah, in which a ruthless regime of surviving corporations are building new synthetic soldiers but taking the technology in alarming directions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Editing could have been better

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-15

    Regular price: £28.09

  • Book 5

    • Operation Shield

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 5
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    In 23 Years on Fire, Cassandra discovered that the technology that created her has been misused in her former home and now threatens all humanity with catastrophe. Returning home to Callay, she finds that Federation member worlds, exhausted by the previous thirty-year-war against the League, are unwilling to risk the confrontation that a solution may require. More frighteningly for Sandy, she has brought back to Callay three young children, whom she met on the mean streets of Droze, discovering maternal feelings she had not known she possessed.

    Regular price: £33.89

  • Book 6

    • Originator

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 6
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Cassandra Kresnov must find the answers that could free her people--or doom her family. A quarter of a million people die in the destruction of the moon Cresta. The League civil war is accelerating out of control, but projections indicate that as their technologically induced sociological dysfunction continues, all of humanity may face a similar fate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By J. D. Mason on 01-04-15

    Regular price: £28.09