Deep in the ocean of a world where the land was abandoned long ago cruises the submarine Neptune, home to a colony of sea gypsies fleeing from the oppression of the underwater world Decapolis. With a single act, First Officer Ariana Jenkins plunges herself and her colony into a world of danger, espionage, and adventure.
Rebel Wave is an ongoing serialized story.
Episode 1 - Contact in Proteus
17-year old Ariana struggles to maintain her authority against the encroaching civilian council aboard the mobile colony Neptune.
A chance meeting with a young man trying to escape the oppressive underwater cities known as Decapolis plunges Ariana into an adventure that will affect her future and the future of the Neptune.
Contact in Proteus is 8,000 words long.
Episode 2 - Exiled
Ariana is back on board the Neptune, her mission completed. But tensions are rising aboard the submarine between the military crew and the civilian colony. When the tension finally explodes, Ariana finds herself taking the consequences.
And there is still that call for help from Decapolis. . . .
Exiled is 8,400 words long.
Episode 3 - Arrival At Kratos
Ariana has accepted that she must go to the Decapolis, and she has to go with Vivien.
But she hasn’t adjusted to the idea of pretending to be mute. That leaves all the talking to Vivien, who can barely be trusted to get them to Kratos safely.
Can Ariana still lead the mission to success when she’s forced to communicate solely with a pencil and paper?
Arrival At Kratos is 6,549 words long.
Episode 4 - Spare Parts
Ariana and Vivien have successfully arrived on Kratos and established their repair shop. But their status as transients is making it difficult to buy parts.
Forced to come up with a solution before they lose their cover, Ariana tries a dangerous plan that puts her back in the ocean.
Spare Parts is 7,000 words long.
Episode 5 - Contact
Everything is going well for Ariana and Vivien; their supply problems have been solved and they’re getting a steady flow of business at their shop.
Then Eric Masters finally shows up, bringing revelations that Ariana couldn’t possibly have imagined. Now the future of the mission, and a decision that will affect the Neptune and Decapolis, is in her hands.
Contact is 7,000 words long.
Episode 6 - Hijacked
With the die cast, Vivien and Eric are ready to put his plan into action.
But on a routine supply trip, Ariana is pulled aside by the police and put on board a train- destination unknown.
As she speeds away from Kratos, unable to warn Vivien and Eric, Ariana isn’t sure what the future will hold.
Hijacked is 6,777 words long.
Episode 7 - Legacy
When one of Eric’s contacts at a farming dome asks him to pick up a new piece of information, Ariana agrees to go along as part of Eric's cover. She still has questions about Eric’s motivations and wants to know what is driving him to bring about changes in the Decapolis.
Their trip reveals similarities they hadn’t anticipated, as they discover each other’s legacies.
Legacy is 6,493 words
Episode 8 - To Save a Friend
Everything is going according to plan for Ariana, Eric, and Vivien. Eric’s resistance efforts are continuing, while Vivien is climbing the social ladder, hoping to pick up more information.
Meanwhile, Ariana is busy maintaining their cover by working in the shop. She’s also becoming friends with the customs agent, Henderson. But will her growing friendship with Henderson jeopardize their mission?
To Save a Friend is 6,686 words long
Episode 9 - Friendships And Firewalls
The resistance effort has temporarily bogged down, as the team is left without enough information to proceed. Vivien is struggling to extract more information from the Decapolis net, but is being repeatedly stymied by security.
At the same time, Ariana is been waiting for Henderson’s decision about whether or not to turn them in to the authorities. Vivien wants to push through both obstacles, but Ariana senses that if they wait, a door will open.
Friendships And Firewalls is 6,321 words long.
Episode 10 - Compound 17
Since Vivien’s latest discovery on the net, more suspicion has fallen on Henderson. Meanwhile, Eric and Ariana can’t locate the mysterious Compound 17 where Marley is being held.
When Ariana risks the mission to seek Henderson’s help, she knows that she will need to substantiate the information he gives her before the others will accept it.
So she mounts a dangerous, solo attempt to prove him right.
Compound 17 is 6,825 words long.
Episode 11 - Break Out
Compound 17 has been located. Now all that remains is to extract Marley.
But the security around the Compound is so tight that Ariana argues in favor of enlisting an ally, and Eric and Vivien reluctantly agree.
Their final plan is daring, dangerous, and relies on split second timing. If anything goes wrong, they may become permanent residents of Compound 17.
Break Out is 7,102 words long.
Episode 12 - Don't Be a Starfish
In the final episode of Season 1 of Rebel Wave, Ariana finds herself hunted by the Decapolis police; a good friend is wounded and may not survive; and Vivien captured by the authorities.
Just getting out of this mess will take all the courage and skill she has—and when it’s all over, there’s still one last choice Ariana has to make.
Don't Be A Starfish is 6,659 words long