Speculative fiction, alternative worlds, futuristic, supernatural, horror
Dec 19th, 2012, 1:52 am
Star Crusades by Michael Thomas 4 & 5
Requirements: epub or mobi reader, 1.45MB
Overview: Michael G. Thomas, is a writer, martial artist and military historian. He has written books on European martial arts and military history as well as Zombie Survival books and fiction. 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 in both the UK and other parts of Europe.

His academic background is as varied as his writing with degrees in Computing, Classical Studies and Machine Learning. In recent years he has undertaken substantial research in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence as well as Ancient Greek and Byzantine military history.
Genre: Science Fiction


Battle for Proxima
Battle for Proxima is the fourth book in the epic five-part 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 series the Confederacy is on its knees. Months of war have lost them most of the populated colonies and more will surely follow. Spartan, now a Lieutenant in the Marine Corps has been given his own special platoon, the Vanguards. Using the best weapons and armour in the Confederate arsenal, his unit is thrown back to the Bone Mill to locate information that could change the war.After months of battle and many defeats, the fleet and ground forces under the command of Admiral Jarvis assemble for Operation Perdition. Intelligence gathered by the Vanguards confirms the next target. Admiral Jarvis must strike or the Echidna Union will take yet another world. Scores of capital ships and thousands of soldiers and marines ready themselves for their greatest battle yet. The Confederacy needs to turn the war around and drive the Union troops from the lost colonies. With heavy casualties arriving every day, it comes to the newly formed J tnar battalions to make up the numbers. These powerful but inexperienced warriors must tip the balance in favour of the fragile Confederacy.Battle for Proxima is a classic work of realistic military science fiction set against the background of the first interstellar human empire.

Fall of Terra Nova
In this latest book of the Star Crusades series, the action shifts to Terra Nova, the shining beacon of humanity and the single most important planet in the Confederacy. Guarding access to this isolated planet is the Anomaly. This mysterious location is the gateway to Terra Nova and the rest of the Confederacy. When the Echidna Union begins moving scores of ships to the Anomaly, Admiral Jarvis must make a critical decision that could win or lose the war. Either she continues Operation Perdition and reclaims the lost colonies of Proxima Centauri, or she sends the fleet to take control of the Anomaly and the route to Terra Nova in one final apocalyptical battle.

Spartan and his comrades aboard the Yorkdale train and prepare their new forces for what will be the last battles of the war. They are well equipped and highly motivated, but just when they seem to be making progress, they hit a new problem. Racism and betrayal appears at the moment when the Confederacy needs every man and woman for the final challenge. Spartan, Teresa and Gun will have to use every ounce of their skill and cunning if they are to come through alive.

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Books 1-3 of the series
Dec 19th, 2012, 1:52 am