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Fires of Prometheus (Star Crusades Uprising Book 3)

Fires of Prometheus (Star Crusades Uprising Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Michael G. Thomas
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Fires of Prometheus is the third book in the epic science fiction series that chronicles humanity’s first interstellar confederation, torn apart by religious strife and extremism.

In this latest book of the Star Crusades Uprising series, the sector is entering a short period of calm. There is peace in Proxima Centauri but for how long? The religious insurgency has already exploded throughout the system and one by one the colonies have seceded from the Confederacy, lured to the offerings of the Church of Echidna. Spartan and General Rivers have vanished and are presumed to have been executed at the hands of their Zealot captors for the murder of the President of Kerberos.

Licking the wounds from multiple bloody engagements, Admiral Jarvis regroups her meagre forces. She desperately needs men and ships for the inevitable battle for Proxima. When she hears rumours of survivors being sold into slavery she sends Commander Anderson and his trusted team to follow a lead that will take them to the fiery planet of Prometheus and its terrible secret. Teresa Morato, refusing to believe Spartan is dead, joins the team in the hope of finding him alive.

Fires of Prometheus is a classic work of realistic military science fiction set against the background of the first interstellar human empire.

The continuing saga includes the Star Crusades Uprising and new Star Crusades Nexus series that follows the story of the Centauri Alliance seventeen years after the end of the Uprising. Novels currently available in the series include:

Siege of Titan (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 1)
Tears of Kerberos (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 2)
Fires of Prometheus (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 3)
Battle for Proxima (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 4)
Fall of Terra Nova (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 5)
Slaves of Hyperion (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 6)
All 6 books are available in Star Crusades Uprising: The First Trilogy and Star Crusades Uprising: The Second Trilogy compilations.

Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 1)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 395 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Swordworks (9 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005D0SBQ2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #108,593 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michael G. Thomas is a science fiction and horror novelist from the United Kingdom. His best-selling Star Crusades series has sold in excess of one hundred thousand copies and continues to draw in new fans every month. As well as a strong interest in science fiction, Michael also writes horror fiction including the popular Zombie Dawn trilogy, co-written with his brother, Nick S. Thomas. As well as a prolific writer, Michael is also a well-known historical martial artist. He is the co-founder of the prestigious Academy of Historical Fencing that teaches traditional armed and unarmed European martial arts. His specialist subject areas are teaching the use of the medieval two-handed longsword and the German long knife.

His academic background is as varied as his writing with his first degree in Computing and advanced degrees in Classical Studies and also Machine Learning & Adaptive Computing. He has studied in Newport, Bristol and Bath and is a qualified secondary school teacher. In recent years he has undertaken substantial research in the fields of artificial intelligence as well as Greek and Byzantine military history.

Michael may be contacted via his publisher, Swordworks Books or through his official blog:

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2.0 out of 5 stars The poorest volume up to now 27 Nov 2011
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I was rather disappointed by Volume 3 of Star Crusades because, in ddition to all of the problems that this serie already has, this volume adds a few of its own. As with the other volumes, it is full of typos, the characters are mostly two-dimensional and caricatures, with the hero (Spartan, if you please!) being of course lean, though and mean, the story-telling is often poor.

The story itself, however, that of insurgencies and civil wars in the colonies of the Confederation, is interesting and could have been fascinating, if better told. One thing missing is more background about the political system, the society (or societies) and the Confederation's history, including the war that happened 60 years before the Star Crusades begin and which if iften mentioned throughout the books without the reader being ever told in any detail what this was all about and what happened.

This volume, however, is WORSE than the others, largely because we get "treated" with our hero (and a couple of others) taking almost single handed (admitedly, our heroes do get some help) an large ennemy space station and industrial facility, complete with factories ofr making Biomechs. You also get treated to our hero's and to Teresa's rather lame sights, as they are separated and our Spartan fights, once again, for his life. All this was rather lame and I almost regretted buying Volume 4 at the same time as this one (fortunatly, volume 4 turned out to be better!).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Boys own adventures in space 24 May 2013
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The books are not strenuous on the mind but then you don't want them to be. They are boys own adventures in space. The characters have no great depth to them but the story line has a reasonable pace and keeps you interested. The hero, Spartan, is a pit fighter force to choose the military over prison and the rest is action man. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed them but they are fast food literature - and we all need a little junk food every now and then. Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Expectations 9 April 2013
By Jonah
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An excellent read. I will be buying the next books right away.
The great advantage of Kindle ebooks is the library that tells you which books in a long series you have already read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magic book 6 Feb 2013
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Michael Thomas and Nick Thomas are 2 talented guys who can write brilliant books, all be it I have only read their Sci Fi Books
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Stories But... 8 Mar 2012
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I have read all of the books in this series and I found them an enjoyable collection of books, a saga that didnt require to much brain power to get into, as each of these books were a reasonable size and didn't take to long to get you hooked. The only dissapointment was the amount of typos which went through all the books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Confederacy fights back. 19 Jan 2012
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Picked as part of a select crew Spartan and General Rivers are sent into the battle with the Biotechs and wake up in chains. Teresa is fiercely determined that now she is back on active duty she will find Spartan no matter the cost to her career in the marines. Luckily her objectives are well aligned with the marines and she is sent to the outer rim to find the missing team.
In the uncontrolled outer rim anything goes, from blood sports to scientific research.
I know people have said that recruit to Sgt is a large jump, but even now and in the past field promotions have a way of sticking. Coming from a military background I know it doesn't happen so much now but did very much so in the world wars and before.
The detail in the story gets more in depth now and whilst reading this book parts had me taken aback at how visually descriptive the writing was. Not only could I visualise what was going on, I was there! Definitely worth a read :)

Kirstyanne Ross author of Old Magick
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