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Star Crusades Nexus: The First Trilogy [Kindle Edition]

Michael G. Thomas
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Star Crusades Nexus is an epic military science fiction series that chronicles humanity's first steps into the Orion Nebula, and the great conflict that awaits them. The greatest warriors, engineers and scientists of the age blaze a path to the worlds of T’Karan and Helios, far away from the human worlds of the Alliance. There they will meet alien races and become embroiled in intergalactic politics and conflict. Characters such as Spartan, the illegal pitfighter turned war hero of the Great Uprising, Teresa Morato, senior commander in the Marine Corps and a deadly warrior and Gun, the synthetic warrior giant turned General, a figure with a burning desire to hunt time and destroy the enemy’s of his tortured people. All of them will play their part in shaping humanity’s future in the galaxy.

This compendium edition contains the full text of the first three novels, Legions of Orion, Machine Gods and Heroes of Helios.

Legions of Orion
A chance discovery on the jungle world of Hyperion leads Alliance scientists on a path to creating a permanent spacebridge to the distant Orion Nebula. In a matter of days, great fleets of military and civilian ships depart for the single greatest expedition since the colonisation of Alpha Centauri. Into this great adventure travel two heroes of the war, retired Marines Spartan and Teresa Morato, and their son Jack. Now senior members of an elite private military corporation, they are at the heart of the Alliance bold new plan. Their discovery of buried machines, as well as derelict spacecraft in the first system encountered triggers events that will see the Alliance embroiled in a military conflict like no other. Discoveries of a dead people who have been wiped out by an unknown enemy sends a shudder through the many worlds of the Alliance.

Machine Gods
After decades of war, the Alliance reached the Orion Nebula and discovered the advanced but shattered remnants of the T'Kari. People and ships are diverted to this rich area of space to continue its exploration and exploitation. At the same time a secretive faction of the T'Kari, known simply as the Raiders unleash attacks on any ships or facilities left unguarded, be it human or T'Kari.

Heroes of Helios
A strike group of the dozen most advanced ships in the Alliance is assembled and sent to a summit of the remaining great powers of Orion. It is a measure of the reputation and military prowess of humanity that they are to be allowed to participate in joint exercises with the Narau Navy, a combined military force made up of ships from the five alien empires. At the same time a diplomatic mission lands on the surface of the planet to meet with the leaders in the Helion Council.

The 15-book Star Crusades series includes:

Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 1)
Machine Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 2)
Heroes of Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 3)
The Great Betrayal (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 4)
Prophecy of Fire (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 5)
Call to Arms (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 6)
Battle for Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 7)
Wrath of the Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 8)
The Black Rift (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 9)

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)

These titles are also available as combined trilogies including:


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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1715 KB
  • Print Length: 647 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Swordworks (26 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,928 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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4.4 out of 5 stars
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, shame about the detail! 15 May 2014
By N. Hall
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First of all I would like to say I am a long term Kindle reader and I am aware of the problems a lot of e-books have with the editing and proofing of these products. That said most are ok and you can forgive the odd typo.

Michael G. Thomas should be ashamed of this book.

The story holds a great deal of promise and is reasonably structured, but the biggest problem by far is the appalling editing - I am not even sure it has been edited! The number of miss spellings is only acceptable when compared to the shambolic way the blocks of writing hang together, the story changes direction in midsentence and characters that are doing one thing are suddenly doing another or even contradicting themselves. It gives me the idea that this has been assembled from blocks of writing and sewn together rather poorly - you can see the joints.
This book has never been properly proofed is obvious - it would never have got to print in this condition.

That said I have given 3 stars as it has potential to be a great story if the editing problems can be fixed. The portrayal of the Biomechs is a little confused and could do with revision as could the leading protagonists. Perhaps the whole thing would benefit from a re-write to tighten it up and develop characters and plot.

On the whole a good try but could be so much better.

I have just begun the second trilogy and I have to say I am looking at it in trepidation for what I may discover.
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Brilliant Trilogy full of action and a proper story line could not wait to buy the second trilogy, have also bought Third Trilogy so i am prepared for my holiday reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sci-Fi 29 May 2015
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Good so far just getting to the end of the 1st third and have enjoyed it so far. If the remainder continues in the same vein I will be happy to recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read!! 22 May 2015
By A. Ward
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Good read! Fun and quite exciting. Not the best book in the world but very much worth a read! I am looking forward to more!
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