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Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 1)

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Legions of Orion is the first 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 chance discovery on the jungle world of Hyperion leads Alliance scientists on a path to creating a permanent spacebridge to the distant Orion Nebula. In a matter of days, great fleets of military and civilian ships depart for the single greatest expedition since the colonisation of Alpha Centauri. Into this ...

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Overview

Legions of Orion is the first 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 chance discovery on the jungle world of Hyperion leads Alliance scientists on a path to creating a permanent spacebridge to the distant Orion Nebula. In a matter of days, great fleets of military and civilian ships depart for the single greatest expedition since the colonisation of Alpha Centauri. Into this great adventure travel two heroes of the war, retired Marines Spartan and Teresa Morato, and their son Jack. Now senior members of an elite private military corporation, they are at the heart of the Alliance bold new plan. Their discovery of buried machines, as well as derelict spacecraft in the first system encountered triggers events that will see the Alliance embroiled in a military conflict like no other. Discoveries of a dead people who have been wiped out by an unknown enemy sends a shudder through the many worlds of the Alliance.

The Alliance must make a decision. Either they will have to abandon the riches they have found or they will have to fight for it. In the past the citizens of Centauri have fought themselves for money, fame, power and religion. Now they must unify their many disparate factions including the Zealots and biomechanical warriors known as the J├Âtnar, if they are to survive in this new world.

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' that is set two decades earlier and covers the events of the Great Uprising, that brought humanity to the brink of destruction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909149038
  • Publisher: Swordworks
  • Publication date: 6/20/2012
  • Pages: 378
  • Sales rank: 1,133,131
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    The story is actually a good one, but the story teller is sloppy

    The story is actually a good one, but the story teller is sloppy -- as
    are, I think the editors of this book. At times I wondered if this was
    a translation from another language and the translator doesn't quite
    understand the tenses of English language. I found myself pausing on a
    much too regular basis to figure out what the right word would be
    instead of the one provided in the text. The writing also seems a
    little jerky and the main characters underdeveloped. I found myself
    wishing the author had co-written this with someone like David Drake,
    David Weber, Eric Flint or even Elizabeth Moon. Had he done so a worthy
    plot would have been properly and richly developed.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Legions of Orion is action packed

    Mr. Thomas deffinately rates to be watched as a writer with potential. I could have wished for more background story to better understand the dynamics between characters. Loved the action, and the possible directions the story line can go. Space battles, ground battles, politics and ancient aliens.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2013

    A very good first novel that takes the series of in a new direct

    A very good first novel that takes the series of in a new direction. The science is toned down from the first series but instead we get greater variety of plots, aliens and high-tech weapons. I love the way the time gap omits the need to cover Jack's childhood.. Something tell's me Mr Thomas is no fan of children!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    hm,

    meh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Good Read

    As others have pointed out, the editing is slopy. That said, the Star Crusades story continues. Can't wait for next installment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Excellent

    Well done. Keep em coming

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    Posted August 5, 2013

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