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Star Crusades Uprising: The First Trilogy (Star Crusades Uprising Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Michael G. Thomas
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Book Description

Star Crusades Uprising: The First Trilogy contains the complete text of the novels SIEGE OF TITAN, TEARS OF KERBEROS and FIRES OF PROMETHEUS. This epic science fiction series chronicles humanity’s first interstellar confederation, torn apart by religious strife and extremism.

SIEGE OF TITAN
In the first book of the Star Crusades Uprising series, the bloody struggle is told through the eyes of an illegal pit fighter named Spartan, who is forced to choose between incarceration or military service. Choosing the Confederate Marine Corps over servitude he begins his thirty long weeks of training. Together with his group of marines, they are honed into a force ready to be thrown into the meat grinder on the newest and greatest planet in the Confederacy, Proxima Prime. His term of service will soon become one of violence and carnage, as the entire sector is ripped apart by a brutal and virulent religious movement and its shocking plans.

TEARS OF KERBEROS
The religious insurgency continues to spread through the weakened colonies of the Confederacy. Spartan, now a sergeant in the Marine Corps and his armoured platoon is rushed to the defence of New Carlos on the planet of Prime. The massive city is besieged by the terrifying biomech shock troopers, its fall is imminent. As the battles rage across the continent enemy agents continue to foment revolt throughout the remaining colonies in their struggle to bring the empire crashing down.

FIRES OF PROMETHEUS
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.

This expanding 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:

STAR CRUSADES UPRISING
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.

STAR CRUSADES NEXUS
Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 1)

Books In This Series (2 Books)
Complete Series

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    More About the Author

    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:

    Official blog: http://star-crusader.blogspot.com/
    Publisher: http://www.swordworks.co.uk

    Bio courtesy of Swordworks Books

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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Michael G. Thomas' "Star Crusades: Omnibus Edition" is a not to be missed Sci-Fi collection. This is the whole 5-book collection of this great series and if you like the first in the series, "Siege of Titan" then you do not want to miss the other 4 books in the series... Spartan, Teresa, Marcus, Admiral Jarvis, and the rest of the cast of characters are continuing their fight to save all the planets and their people from being taken over by the terrorist associated with the Church of Echidna and their genetic fighting machines. Will they prevail? Will they uncover who is behind this horrific war of terror? Will all of the favored characters make it through all of their battle? Will any survive? Will they conquer over these horrendous events? Will they...What happens... How does it end...?

    To find out, pick up your copy of the 5-book omnibus, it is an out of this world deal at only $9.99. If you like Sci-Fi, if you like the first book in the series "Siege of Titan" then you will not be disappoint getting your copy of all 5 books in this series. The only fault that I found with this series was that it ended. I for one hope Mr. Thomas will someday give us fans a sequel to this remarkable series.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars My reviews of the series 23 Jan. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I absolutely loved this series, from starting the first book to finishing the last there was never a point when I was struggling to follow the story line of failing to engage with the characters. For faced paced action that will keep you turning the pages until the end I would advise the full series - I loved being able to keep on through to the next book without having to change on the kindle :)

    Kirstyanne Ross author of Old Magick

    Below are individual reviews for each book

    Book One - Siege of Titan

    Thrown the choice of prison or joining the Marines, Spartan sees a way to keep himself from rotting in a cell. But politics and religion are still causing chaos and mayhem throughout, not only the world, but the universe.
    Spartan has to make a jump from the illegal blood sports of the underground to the ordered fighting of the marines before he and the rest of his squad mates are sent into the mix. A baptism of fire separates the good from the bad, and the truly brilliant from the good, as the navy station is over taken by the religious Zealots and hostages are treated in the most horrific ways, the marines and their commando counterparts wade through the stations blockades to take part in the battle. I can't wait to see what lies in store for Spartan next!

    Book Two - Tears of Kerberos

    After reading the first in this series I had to know what happened next to Spartan and Theresa! Although the main story follows Spartan and his quest to help the Confederacy retake the colonies where the Biotechs have taken over, Theresa plays a strong role and even though the pair are split you have to keep reading to make sure they meet up again.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A good hard tech sci fi read 16 April 2012
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    I reckoned this was a good tale and was not disappointed. Below is what I wrote when I finished.

    Enjoy.

    I really enjoyed the five books that make up this tale. It is well written a flows well. Characterizations are about right for this type of book. High art it is not, a good read it is.
    If you like reasonably realistic sci fi that does not rely on a 'magic' to move it along then you will probably like this series.
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    1.0 out of 5 stars SO disappointing! 3 Nov. 2012
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    Having read Legions of Orion and Gates of Cilicia, I purchased Star Crusades Uprising, as a trilogy, expecting an untaxing, pleasant read. However i have never been so frustrated in trying to make sense of a story before. My first impression was that the story had not been proof read before being put on sale. The number of errors ranging from simple grammatical errors, to whole sentences failing to make sense is annoying, I have made 41 notes in the first 7 chapters, so far.
    In one chapter, the author attempts to describe the ships' ion drive, he obviously has no idea of the concept and has done no research into the subject.
    The personal armour is described as PDS (personal defence suits), then in chapter 6 even ships get PDS but now it means Point defence system. More attention to detail required!
    The story may have been written for under 14 age group originally but to make it more adult(?) gratuitous effing and cursing has been added. Not a pleasant addition and totally unnecessary in that context
    The author describes himself as a historian, fine, but trying to tie every space manoeuver to something Nelson did at the battle of the Nile is frankly ridiculous.
    Sorry but I won't be wasting any more money on this series
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable read 19 Mar. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Although there are a few typos I really did enjoy this trilogy. There were enough characters to make the books flow without adding so many characters that it became confusing. I must say that this was my first foray into this type of novel so I cannot comment on it's accuracy or anything like that! However, it was very enjoyable and I would recommend!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 5 July 2012
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    I don't normally write reviews but I have enjoyed this trilogy so much all I can say is get the whole series and read them back to back! I've just read the first trilogy over the last five days and want to read more so I've just bought the second trilogy. There are some minor formatting/grammar mistakes but these don't distract from a very readable story which is why I've given it five stars.

    In my opinion the Star Crusades series would make a great series of films - come on Peter Jackson read this series and make some films!

    Since using the Kindle app on iPad I've been getting right back into reading Sci-Fi and I'd forgotten how great it can be. There is such a variety of free and low cost books available and it's great to discover a new author such as Michael Thomas. I'll definitely be buying his other books and look forward to many more!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
    Great read and part of a great series
    Published 6 months ago by David McCormack
    2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money
    Three very short books. Not the good deal I was expecting. For a critique see other low ratings.
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    A romping tale which I found strangely compelling, enjoyed the characters as much as the story, will come back for more
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    2.0 out of 5 stars Starship Troopers by any other name
    While the underlying story of religeous uprisings and terrorism is good, the main plot is a little thin. Read more
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    great book the author has out done him self he has integrated the military in the book perfectly smiles to the author
    Published on 29 July 2013 by Paul Drakley
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
    Could have done with a grammatical review before final publishing. Still a very good read.

    Beginning of a great saga.
    Published on 7 July 2013 by Neil Ashcroft
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    Well someone owes me a few days back oh hell I don't care a thrilling ball bursting ride of mind throbbing goodness well played old chap well played
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded my expectations
    I came across this book and the second one by accident and I thought i'd give it a read. It instantly captured my attention and challenged my imagination. Read more
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