Gehenna Dawn [NOOK Book]

Overview

Book One of Portal Wars, the new series by bestselling author Jay Allan. Book Two: The Ten Thousand will be released on August 15, 2014.

Erastus. An unimaginable nightmare. A searing hot world, covered with cracked, burning deserts and sweltering jungles. A hostile planet far from Earth, it was the most hellish place men have ever tried to survive. Called Gehenna by the ...
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Gehenna Dawn

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Overview

Book One of Portal Wars, the new series by bestselling author Jay Allan. Book Two: The Ten Thousand will be released on August 15, 2014.

Erastus. An unimaginable nightmare. A searing hot world, covered with cracked, burning deserts and sweltering jungles. A hostile planet far from Earth, it was the most hellish place men have ever tried to survive. Called Gehenna by the condemned men sent to fight there, it forged the few who survived its murderous battles into the strongest soldiers in history.

Jake Taylor was a New Hampshire farmboy who wanted nothing more than to marry his girlfriend, work on the farm, and maybe one day write a great novel. But mankind was fighting the alien Tegeri and their bio-mechanical cyborg soldiers, and UN Central needed men…men to go to war on hostile worlds like Erastus.

Jake wasn’t given a choice, not a real one. He found himself torn from home and family, conscripted for life and shipped to Erastus to take his place in the battle lines, never to return. In this alien hell, Taylor and his cybernetically-enhanced comrades fight their never-ending war against the servants of the Tegeri, the manufactured soldiers they call simply, the Machines.

Jake survives battle after battle, rising steadily through the ranks, giving all to the desperate fight to save Earth. But endless combat in hell carries a cost, and Taylor can feel himself losing what little is left of his spirit, his humanity. When he finally discovers a terrible secret…that everything he’d believed, all he’d fought for his entire life, was nothing but a monstrous lie, he must decide who is the real enemy, and how far he is willing to go to right a horrific wrong.

And if he does what he must to prevail against overwhelming odds and win the final victory, will he be able to control the growing madness inside…or will he be become the very thing he has sworn to destroy?


Also by Jay Allan
The Crimson Worlds Series

Crimson Worlds I: Marines
Crimson Worlds II: The Cost of Victory
Crimson Worlds III: A Little Rebellion
Crimson Worlds IV: The First Imperium
Crimson Worlds V: The Line Must Hold
Crimson Worlds VI: To Hell's Heart
Crimson Worlds VII: The Shadow Legions
Crimson Worlds VIII: Even Legends Die

Fall 2014
Crimson Worlds IX: The Fall - The stunning conclusion to the Crimson Worlds Series.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148928355
  • Publisher: System 7 Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/9/2013
  • Series: Portal Wars , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 9,513
  • File size: 178 KB

Meet the Author

Jay Allan writes science fiction and fantasy from his home in New York City.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Good read

    Lots of action but good story line. Perfect book and start of a series for those who don't trust the United Nations......

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Well thought

    Grammer errors aside Ifound myself getting morr and more captivatef as each page went bye. There is no wasted space on each page and know feeling the authorwas rushing things along. I will have to look further into Jay's works, i haven't read anythung that captivated a soldiers mindset since the Ender'Game series. If your a fan of that you'll probably enjoy this as well.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Great book

    The book is very close to the feelings of soldiers in the field. As a prior soldier, it is close to the doubts that creep into our minds as we wonder just what is it we are doing and who really benefits from our efforts. Governments send soldiers into battle and than forget us, the US government is not different.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one

    I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Great book

    Aside from an occasional spelling or grammer error this is one of the best future war books I have read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    A must read for all military personnel

    As a combat vet Iwas amazed by the author being able to describe the feelings and thoughts that I came away with from the experience. This book should be on the bookshelf of every person in the military.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Well written book.  This was the first book I read by this autho

    Well written book.  This was the first book I read by this author.  After reading it I went on line to order additional books written by this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    I enjoyed it

    good read

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2015

    recommended

    I enjoyed it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2014

    Wonderful

    Wonderful

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Excellent story!!

    Lots of action and a lot of serious mental cogitation in view of current present day politics.

    ------- Leonard

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    Anyone who enjoys Mr. Allan's Crimson Worlds series, will like this new series. I can't wait for the next book!!! It's like Stargate SG-1 with a bizarre world view twist.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Good read

    I entered this new series without any knowledge of the author and was pleasantly surprised. I loved it and look forward to the next installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Need a leader

    Go to sss all results for more info. First to join is leader.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    Nice read, somewhat precictable but fun altogether.

    Fun read but very predictable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Silverclaw

    Left never to be seen again

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Frost

    She moaned louder and went faster.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Deputy of what, Fireflame?

    <_>

    0 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Fireflame

    Of the clan.

    0 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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