Flames of War is the third book in the bestselling ‘Star Crusades: Mercenaries’ series.
Spartan is the Alliance's greatest hero, a titan amongst men and now leader of the elite Interstellar Marine Corps. Tales of his bloody battles have spread throughout the galaxy where they instil fear and praise in equal measure.
A new conflict is growing, and it will soon escalate into all-out war. A war that will engulf the colonies of a hundred worlds. Massive fleets of ships engage in battle, and conflict rages far below on the disputed worlds of the Tenth Quadrant. The valiant defenders desperately need help, but none of the major powers will intervene and risk bringing war to their own territory. There is only one man who will do whatever it takes. A man who will break any rule, and fight any enemy in order to win.
Spartan plans a private war against the brutal warlord Nakoma, one he intends to win. He calls in mercenaries from every corner of the galaxy, including a group of mysterious Exiles seeking to return to Karnak, a world they still call home. Before they can launch their attack, the enemy unleashes a final, apocalyptic effort to end the war. Can Spartan save the Byotai from the savagery of Nakoma and her legions? Or will the planet fall, and her warriors continue their violent conquest?
Flames of War is a futuristic military sci-fi adventure that continues to expand the vast universe of the Star Crusades series that includes Star Crusades: Uprising and Star Crusades: Nexus. Essential and unmissable reading for enthusiasts of the Military sci-fi genre.
About the Author
Michael G. Thomas, is a writer, martial artist and military historian. He has written books on European martial arts and military history as well as Zombie Survival books and fiction. He is the co-founder of the prestigious Academy of Historical Fencing that teaches traditional armed and unarmed European martial arts. His specialist subject areas are teaching the use of the medieval two handed longsword and the German long knife in both the UK and other parts of Europe. He academic background is as varied as his writing with degrees in Computing, Classical Studies and Machine Learning. In recent years he has undertaken substantial research in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence as well as Ancient Greek and Byzantine military history. Michael is currently completing his Champions of the Apocalypse Series and Star Crusades science fiction series.