What Price Honour (Merkiaari Wars, #2) [NOOK Book]

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Humanity's last encounter with aliens saw sixteen-point-two billion people killed by a galactic empire war machine built by the Merkiaari. That war spanned decades, but with the use of nanotech and by the grace of God, the alien invasion was defeated. The result of that nanotech? Vipers, a regiment of super soldier s tasked with protecting the Alliance and annihilating the Merki. It was a job they performed with distinction, a job they completed almost two centuries ago, a job that cost them their humanity. For ...

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What Price Honour (Merkiaari Wars, #2)

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Overview

Humanity's last encounter with aliens saw sixteen-point-two billion people killed by a galactic empire war machine built by the Merkiaari. That war spanned decades, but with the use of nanotech and by the grace of God, the alien invasion was defeated. The result of that nanotech? Vipers, a regiment of super soldier s tasked with protecting the Alliance and annihilating the Merki. It was a job they performed with distinction, a job they completed almost two centuries ago, a job that cost them their humanity. For over two hundred years, General Burgton a MKI viper cyborg himself, has struggled to keep his downsized 501st Infantry Regiment alive and the Alliance in fighting trim. Now at long last things are turning his way. The news of first contact with the Shan, a cat-like alien race and only the second ever discovered by man, hits the Alliance Council like a thunderbolt, sparking argument and debate within that august body and causing President Dyachenko to secretly sign off on Burgton's plans to rebuild his regiment.

Thurston is an unimportant border world with a problem, a Marine type problem. Not the sort of place that Gunnery Sergeant Gina Fuentez had expected to find one of the fabled viper cyborgs, but that's just what she discovers when a simple mission to extract an operative from a terrorist camp leads to a firefight and two of her squad dead. Live a life of action and adventure the recruitment vid had proclaimed to tempt her, join the space marines, see the galaxy, meet new and interesting people... and kill them, but that last part had been left out. Now fifteen years on, battle hardened and much wiser, with friends dying around her and a world coming apart at the seams, she must decide if the Marine Corps is just a waypoint to where she really belongs.

On Harmony, the Shan homeworld, Shima and James are fighting the Merkiaari death machine as part of the resistance, but with the enemy's victorious space fleet hanging in orbit above their heads, they know they're doomed without aid from the Alliance. They have to hold out long enough for the badly battered space exploration vessel, ASN Canada, to reach Earth and sound the call to arms, but the Merki troopers are literally designed for making war, and their cleansing of the Twin Worlds of Harmony is well begun. Millions of Shan have already died, and millions more will die before any help can possibly reach them. Will there be anyone left alive to greet the Alliance Fleet when it arrives?

Author's Note:
"What Price Honour is book 2 of an epic military science fiction and space opera series called The Merkiaari Wars Series. I hope you like it."

Reading Order:
1. Hard Duty
2. What Price Honour
3. Operation Oracle
4. Operation Breakout

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016359748
  • Publisher: Impulse Books UK
  • Publication date: 3/21/2013
  • Series: Merkiaari Wars, #2
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 38,421
  • File size: 825 KB

Meet the Author

Mark E. Cooper lives alone in a small town in the south of England, where he writes most mornings and evenings. His background is in mechanical engineering where he spent over thirty years working for Ford. He loves reading about strong female characters and can often be found laughing to himself as he listens to a book on his iPod.

His hobbies include driving his cobra--a V12 monster he built with his best friend--reading fantasy and sci-fi, and maintaining his blog at http://www.impulsebooks.co.uk/markcooper.html

He is now the author of more than eight titles in the genres he loves to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2014

    Good

    Recommend the series. Really enjoyed the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2014

    Does it have to cost money?

    It costs money while the first doesnt. What a money stealer.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Slow start to an okay book

    Rather slow start while setting up background, but it eventually sped up. While the book has a lot of action, it frequently seemed rushed and without significant character detail. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable read.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    Good read

    Just a nice book, not all that believable but if you like military sci-fi its a nice distraction. Face palm on most character interactions as they are wooden and a bit thin. The plot and action makes up for it to make most of this series ok.

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    can't go wrong with this series.

    can't go wrong with this series.

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    Posted October 27, 2014

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    Posted August 13, 2013

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