The Battle at the Moons of Hell (Helfort's War Series #1)

The Battle at the Moons of Hell (Helfort's War Series #1)

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by Graham Sharp Paul
     
 

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“A planet-stomping space opera that bursts off the page like a tactical nuke.”
–John Birmingham, author of Weapons of Choice

The Hammer Worlds–the most brutal and oppressive interstellar government in the universe–have hijacked the Federated Worlds cruise ship Mumtaz, seizing its valuable terraforming cargo and damning

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“A planet-stomping space opera that bursts off the page like a tactical nuke.”
–John Birmingham, author of Weapons of Choice

The Hammer Worlds–the most brutal and oppressive interstellar government in the universe–have hijacked the Federated Worlds cruise ship Mumtaz, seizing its valuable terraforming cargo and damning its passengers to mining the moons of the prison planet known as Hell.

For Junior Lieutenant Michael Helfort and the crew aboard deep space scout vessel 387, the mission is clear: infiltrate enemy territory, locate the Mumtaz, and rescue the prisoners.

The odds are appalling, and the damage will probably be fatal, but victory is nonnegotiable–especially for Helfort, whose mother and sister were on the Mumtaz.

And Michael Helfort will be damned if he’ll let his family rot on the moons of Hell.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345495716
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Series:
Helfort's War Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
765,287
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Graham Sharp Paul, born in Sri Lanka, received an honors degree in archaeology and anthropology from Cambridge University and an MBA from Macquarie University. He joined the Royal Navy in 1972, qualifying as a mine warfare and clearance diving officer before reaching the rank of lieutenant commander with the Navy’s mine warfare flotilla. In 1983 he transferred to the Royal Australian Navy, serving in its Trials & Assessments Unit and Clearance Diving School before transferring to civilian life in 1987. Paul worked for two Australian companies in the banking and media sectors before setting up his own business development and corporate finance consultancy in 1991. Over the next twelve years, he worked on a worldwide range of projects. In 2003 he gave up corporate life to write full-time. Paul lives in Sydney with his wife, Vicki, and their three sons.

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Battle at the Moons of Hell (Helfort's War Series #1) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book by this guy that I had ever read. Just picked it because of its cover! It was a good book, only put it down twice. If you're interested in seeing the bad side of religious authoritarianism, and how stupid any totalitarian state can be, he paints a strong picture a little overblown in some aspects, but still believable. The characters were interesting, especially the protagonist. I hope he writes more with this fellow in them -- he has some depth and color. All in all it was good enough that I went here to B&N to see if he had written any more but I guess none yet.
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I think it takes to long to get to the good part since I like fast paced books but you might like it if you like indepth books
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I happened to find this book on a shelf while I was deployed. Without looking at the author's biography, I could tell he had been in the military because the authentic way he told the soldier's story. Some people can do it, some can't. He seems to be able to do so. The story flowed nicely as a set up to the next one, and I can't wait to read book 2. I only wish it would have included more about the civilizations than it did. Since he had studied antropology, I would have expected it, but to no avail. But that's more of a personal preference. The book itself was well worth the read.
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DakotaFella More than 1 year ago
This is written along the same lines as Weber's Honor Harrington series (of which I am huge fan). Similar mix of well crafted character personalities and military sci-fi hardware. I look forward to reading the rest of the series!
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