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Heroes of Helios
     

Heroes of Helios

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by Michael G. Thomas
 

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Heroes of Helios is the third book in the epic new series set in the Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity’s first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond.

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

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Heroes of Helios is the third book in the epic new series set in the Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity’s first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond.

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 Naru 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 heart of this strike group is ANS Conqueror, the first battlecruiser to be constructed since the destruction of CCS Crusader in the Great Uprising. In a shocking move, the ship is attacked with overwhelming force while orbiting Helios and is sent crashing through the world’s atmosphere and down toward the urban sprawl that is populated by billions of citizens. As the hulk plummets down, it starts a diplomatic incident that could ignite hostilities between people that have so recently called each other friends.

Light years away from the politics and strife of Helios lies a fleet of ships with a Biomech command ship and its cargo of tortured prisoners. Some of these poor souls have been trapped there for months while others for much, much longer. Deep within this ship is a single prison cell that holds a man who dreams of escape and vengeance against those that seek to break him.

Star Crusades Nexus is a classic work of realistic military science fiction set against the background of the Centauri Alliance’s expansion into the Orion Nebula. Also available is the prequel series, ‘Star Crusades Uprising’ set two decades earlier and covers the events of the Great Uprising that brought humanity to the brink of destruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909149144
Publisher:
Swordworks
Publication date:
12/20/2012
Series:
Star Crusades Nexus , #3
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,236,964
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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Heroes of Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 3) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This book is in the middle of a long saga. As such, it leaves the reader wanting more closure. In for a penny, mainly 499 of them in for a pound. Ill buy the next installment.
SpaceManWarrior More than 1 year ago
Out of the five Nexus books I've read so far this was my least favourite. It isn't that it is bad, I just think it lacked the space combat side that made book 1 so great. Even so, the character development s much better and we get to see a darker side to many of the people we love.
chiapet23 More than 1 year ago
wheres book 2 ???