The Legion Cycle

Erin Lerch


This bundle consisting of two books is sold at 20% off the regular price for its individual titles.


Book — Shrike

When the alien Legion took over, Sheena lost everything. All she has left is one final, unlikely dream: the Rebellion. But when she arrives, it's to a Rebellion shattered by the loss of its leader, pushed to increasingly desperate measures — including working with their alien enemy. As tensions mount, Sheena has to face the question: when you have nothing left, what do you fight for?

Book — Crossing Flight

The alien Legion has taken over. Once a veteran fighter pilot, Mel now spends her days hiding from the constant threat of the alien Legion in the basement of an old ranger station, deep in the untouched wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. But when Laione, a winged Legion scout, is shot down right over her head, Mel seizes what could be her last chance to fulfill a lifelong dream. What starts out as an uneasy truce slowly morphs into something more as they race against the clock. The Legion is coming. Can they finish in time?


After an alien Legion arrives and devastates human civilization via bioweapons and military might, a small band of humans continue to fight back.

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About the Author


  • Erin Lerch

    Erin (they/them) is a Boston-based playwright and stage manager who can't/won't stop writing deeply queer sci-fi. Erin's plays focus on themes of free will and connection, and finding hope in dark times. They appeared on ArtsBoston's July 2020 list of 10 Boston Playwrights You Should Know. Erin's play SHRIKE received its world premiere production with Fresh Ink Theatre in February 2022, directed by Josh Glenn-Kayden. SHRIKE was originally written as part of Company One's PlayLab Fellows program in 2018, and has also been developed with TC Squared Theatre Company. Their first play, CROSSING FLIGHT, first in The Legion Cycle, received its premiere with TC Squared Theatre Company in January 2018. Erin is also the writer and co-producer of The Legion Tapes, a sci-fi podcast/audio drama series. Erin's short plays include WORLD LINE, a one-act that received a digital reading with TC Squared Theatre Company in July 2020 and a staged reading with Blunt Objects Theatre in New Orleans in 2016. Their ten-minute play RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY received a reading with TC Squared in April 2020, and was performed as part of the 2020 Boston Theatre Marathon with Flat Earth Theatre. Their other ten-minute plays, which include DON'T LOOK BACK, EVENT HORIZON, and CLOCKWORK have been read and produced in Texas, West Virginia, Florida, Washington, and throughout Massachusetts.