In this latest book of the Star Crusades Uprising series,the newly founded Alliance rises from the ruins of the old Confederacy. Scattered groups of the enemy remain, but organised resistance has been crushed. Amnesty has been granted to those still at large and peace has returned to the war torn colonies. Or has it?
Hidden deep within the humid jungle world of Hyperion lies the last great secret of the Echidna Union. With their fleets defeated, their leaders killed and their Biomechs out of control; is there anything left that they can do against the united and now peaceful Alliance? This question is answered when a number of ships vanish near the planet the worst fears of the Alliance Senate are realised. The few Zealots in custody continually refer to the coming of the enemy and the end of humanity. There are rumours that a great evil is buried deep within Hyperion itself, something that will shake the foundations of every colony in the Alliance.
The Alliance assembles its best and most experienced warriors, scientists and agents for what turns out to be ones of the most important events in humanity's history. Spartan, Teresa and their comrades will have to put all their skills and experience to the test if they are to survive the hell that is Hyperion.
Slaves of Hyperion is a classic work of realistic military science fiction set against the background of the first interstellar human empire. This expanding saga includes the Star Crusades Uprising and new Star Crusades Nexus series that follows the story of the Centauri Alliance seventeen years after the end of the Uprising.