The Helavite War

The Helavite War

by Ms Theresa Snyder

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Overview

Love character driven scifi? Join Jake and Arr on their adventures.
The Helavite War is book #1 of the Star Traveler Adventures

Jake is a human mercenary looking for a quiet place to rest, when his Protect Dar-dolf attacks the last living Henu, Arr. Feeling responsible, Jake stays on to care for Arr, as the alien with deep blue cat eyes and unusual abilities recovers.

Jake takes on the role of teacher, mentor, father, and lost brother for his new alien friend. He and Arr share adventures dealing with the Hydra, a race of lizard-like creatures who kidnap members of other species to sell on the black market as slaves; battle the Narnon on Gligula where Tuldavian Swamp Lizards lay their traps just below the surface of the slime; and engage in numerous other missions while learning to appreciate each others rare abilities.

Ultimately, they must face their toughest foe, the Helavites, a species which has been preying on the weaker beings in the universe for generations. In the underground catacombs of these beetle-like creatures a mystery is solved and the foundation for the resurrection of an old world are laid.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502905611
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2014
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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The Helavite War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anakina More than 1 year ago
In this first novel in the "Star Traveler Series" Theresa Snyder sends us into a unspecified Star Wars style future, where mankind travels smoothly between a star system and the other in the galaxy, populated by numerous species of aliens, some very sociable and others a bit less. In this almost fairy-tale setting we follow the adventures of the human Jake and the young Henu Arr, mercenaries with sound principles, who in the course of several years are facing daring situations and dangerous enemies. But the real strength of the story is the fraternal relationship between the two protagonists. On the one hand there is Jake, used to a solitary life, who in one of his many trips encounters the young Henu, last survivor of his alien species, and takes him under his wing, as if he were a younger brother. The bound between the two is strong and more than once takes the reader to be moved while feeling the suffering of Arr, when he is separated from Jake. This type of space opera, suitable for an audience of any age, is different from the more film style one I'm used to. The story does not have a single thread, apart from the friendship of Arr and Jake, but unfolds through a series of very enjoyable episodes, which make it a fascinating and light reading that finds its strength in the characters. I recommend it to any reader who loves stories with good feelings and many spaceships.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read. Very enjoyable
JSReview More than 1 year ago
The Helavite War by Theresa Snyder is a well-written sci-fi adventure story set in the distant future. Arr is the last Henu, the sole survivor of human-like beings who were exterminated by mysterious planetary pirates. Arr lives alone until Jake arrives in his space ship Calpernia, seeking R&R from his job as a mercenary fighter. His destructive, loveable bear-dog Kay-o is an interesting addition. Jake, a large human, invites the young Henu aboard his ship and trains him to be his comrade in arms. A deep bond forms between them as they face dangers together. Additional human characters and unique alien species fill out the story. The alien details, culture, and future-world descriptions are excellent. The characters are terrific and memorable. Theresa Snyder is a natural story-teller, and I truly enjoyed this book…so much that I read it in one day! I highly recommend this for a fun, fast-paced, entertaining read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Gem for younger readers. The characters are memorable,and the alien-world images read like a 1950's paperback re-incarnation (Alan E. Nourse? Maybe Andre Norton flavor?). The author skillfully and thankfully starts many a next chapter to skip-ahead; this keeps the action brisk. A nice break from the recent glut of zombies/vampire/post-apocalypse themes.