Friday, November 30, 2018


We're making history (our way)!


Perhaps the closest we will ever get to a movie version of Kirov will be a professional audio book project, and this is now on the radar screen. The expense required to do it right, hiring enough voice talent to bring the characters to life, has prompted us to see if readers might support this project through a “Go Fund Me” campaign to offer the first three volumes of the Kirov Series  as audiobooks. We’re trying to raise $25,000 to do this, and here are the different levels where you can contribute to help make the project a reality.

Support us at the $20 level as a way to say “Thanks” to the author for delivering 40 volumes of this incredible series with such dedication, and also get a sales code that will deliver a free kindle version of a coming book from the final season of the series.

Support us at the $50 level and receive any single volume of the Kirov Series you designate as a book, personally autographed by the author.

Support us at the $100 level and receive a free copy of one  finished audiobook in either digital or CD format, and an autographed copy of that same novel in book form.

Support us at the $200 level and receive the opening trilogy of the  Series as finished audio books when complete, including all three autographed paperbacks.

Support us at the $500 level and receive all three audiobooks as above and also any single 8 volume season of the Kirov Series as paperbacks signed by the author.

Support us at the $1000 level and receive all three audiobooks and also the entire first 40 volumes of the Kirov Series, with each one autographed by the author.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Kirov Series - Volume 38


London endures a mass raid by the combined airship fleets of Orenburg and Germany, with a witches’ brew of deadly new weapons to avenge the firebombing of Hamburg.     Patton and Bradley supercharge Operation Thunder with a massive bombardment to break the German line, and all hell break loose on the Western Front. Desperate to save the 7th Army, von Rundstedt and Guderian order a withdrawal to the Seine, and the race is on as Patton drives for a bridgehead at Rouen. When the battle heats up, the US Armored Captains are stunned by the arrival of a deadly new German heavy tank, and a brigade that moves like lightning in the storm of fire and steel.   As the Allies drive to stop the German V-1s in the Pas-de-Calais, a sudden breakthrough opens to gateway to one of Europe’s largest deep water ports, Antwerp. A daring plan is now devised to seize the port with thunderclap surprise. Meanwhile, Fedorov and Karpov are storm hunting when they have a chance encounter with an old enemy in the skies over the Norwegian Sea. Now they strive to stop a deadly enemy attack on the eastern seaboard, and prevent the imminent destruction of New York.

Kirov Saga: 38

John Schettler

Part I – Aldersturm
Part II – Operation Thunder
Part III – Hercules
Part IV – The Second Labor
Part V – Resurrection
Part VI – Relentless
Part VII – Robbing Peter
Part VIII– Breakthroughs
Part IX – Soldier On
Part X – History’s Shadow
Part XI – Chance Encounters
Part XII – Flies in the Ointment

For Kindle: $4.99     Trade Paperback Coming Soon on Amazon.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Stormy Weather...

Kirov Series: Volume 37 

The Tempest

The war in 1944 heats up as the tempest of Allied offensive operations rages on three fronts.

In Russia, Sergei Kirov turns the wrath of his powerful Red Army to the east, vowing to destroy Ivan Volkov’s Orenburg Federation once and for all after the dastardly attack on Leningrad. In the Pacific, Admiral Spruance leads in the Big Blue Fleet to begin Operation Forager in the Marianas. It leads to the great carrier duel in the Philippine Sea and the landings on Saipan, Tinian and Guam against a determined and desperate enemy. In the West, Operation Overlord is finally cast ashore, but the old familiar battle in Normandy is forsaken for a new campaign, this time in the Pas-de-Calais. The battle for France soon becomes the most dangerous theater of the war, as Patton joins the action again with Operation Thunder in the south. At the height of the crisis, a train makes its way from the heart of the Reich, heading south and west to the German border, but with a most unusual cargo, and the word ‘Wunderwaffe’ is given new meaning on the Western Front.
    As the Germans struggle to head off a power struggle and civil war after the death of the Führer, two dramatic meetings are held to decide the fate of the Axis powers. The first is the long-planned meeting in the Eagle’s Nest, where the Generals of OKW face down Himmler and Goring to define a new chain of command for Germany. The second is a secret meeting between Ivan Volkov and Himmler, where the two men plot how best to use the one clear advantage they now possess in the grim struggle ahead, the fire of the atomic bomb. But first, Volkov proposes a bold new plan aimed at stopping the devastating Allied bombing offensive over Germany.
    Finally, the outcome of the mission launched by Fedorov and Karpov aboard Tunguska meets with an unexpected complication. Time seems to conspire against them, and Karpov suddenly realizes that the solution to the problem they are trying to solve lies somewhere else. Now the two men are forced to reorient their thinking about the dilemma they face, and plan a final solution to the terrible crisis of their own making.
Kirov Saga: 37
The Tempest

John Schettler

Part I – The Devil’s Adjutants
Part II – The Führer’s Shadow
Part III – Kantai-Kessen
Part IV – The Seven Samurai
Part V – Saipan
Part VI – Death Before Dishonor
Part VII – Devil’s Bargain
Part VIII– Controlled Chaos
Part IX – The Far Shore
Part X – The Train
Part XI – The Other Foot
Part XII – Absolute Certainty
324 Pages, 36 Chapters, about 105,000 words.
Kindle Version: $4.99 ~ Quality Trade Paperback: $19.99

Monday, April 30, 2018


Foxbane II - The Saga in the desert continues!

500 pages of exciting WWII action as Rommel's campaigns continue from Mersa Brega to Kasserine Pass. Volume II of three in the Foxbane trilogy is now available May 1, 2018. Kindle version: $4.99


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"Beware the Ides of March..."

Kirov Series: Volume 36


  Vladimir Karpov takes his private war to the Marianas, and meets Admiral Kita’s Task Force head on as the mighty Kirov once again joins the action in the Pacific.
The Allied Generals meet to decide their strategy, and the fate of Operation Overlord hangs in the balance. Then the war in the West takes a dramatic turn when Rommel and Guderian launch their bid to isolate and destroy Patton’s 7th Army in Operation Valkyrie. The battle that results rapidly redraws the lines on the war maps, and threatens to decide the outcome in the West. As the fiery General Patton commits everything to hold his position, he then launches a stunning counterattack, but in a most unexpected direction.

  As Manstein makes his dramatic withdrawal to the Dnieper, the shifting loyalties of Ivan Volkov take him to a dangerous meeting in Leningrad with Sergei Kirov. There he makes his final bid for a cease fire and peace terms with the Soviet Union, and a startling offer that becomes much more than it seems.