Valentine never thought death would be so difficult. Tough, a crack shot and popular with her unit. She’s a young woman with a bright future in the Corps. But everything changed the day her unit boarded the dreaded ‘Burijas’, a Leviathan Class Battleship and flagship of the invading Star Empire. The assault is a bloodbath, but little does she know it will be her last action. A devastating blast tears her fragile body apart, leaving her a broken woman close to death.
The Alliance Navy’s renowned assault carrier ANS Relentless is sent into action for the first time in more than a year. She’s been significantly enlarged, upgraded and improved with Byotai armour and heavy weaponry. But most significant of all, Relentless is the first carrier to embark a squadron of the alliance’s newest fighters, the deadly F26 Firehawks.
When contact is lost with the newly conquered worlds in the Kerme Nebula the worst is assumed. King Agesilaus sends Xenophon and Princess Kyniska with an elite force of Terrans, mercenaries and volunteers to secure the region from the clutches of the Empire. But what they find in the Nebula is the stuff of nightmares. Unspeakable horrors have engulfed the region and threaten to take back all the Terrans have won. The legacy of the sinister warlord Tissaphernes remains as his Legions of terrifying warriors appear from nowhere to take back all that they lost in the war.Continue reading
I am developing a brand new project that will run for years called Crusades: War Stories. It will be an ongoing series of shorter stories. They will be cheap to buy, or free to read via Kindle Unlimited. Expect such stories as Churchill’s Lost Fleet, Valentine’s War, Spartan’s time as a pit fighter and dozens more. If there’s a battle, character, ship or event you’d like to hear more about, let me know. It might become a War Story! War Stories will cover all the eras in the Star Crusades series, even the dark times of the Great War! For now, which of these story ideas do you like the most? If you have other ideas comment at the bottom of the page, or pop to my Facebook page here, and add a comment with your thoughts!
About the author
Michael is a science fiction and horror novelist from Monmouthshire, situated right on the border between England and Wales, and has a substantial background in both advanced computing and ancient history, with an emphasis on artificial intelligence, machine learning and Greek military history.
His best-selling space opera Star Crusades series has sold in excess of a quarter of a million copies. This growing saga continues to draw in new fans every month as the Star Crusades universe itself expands. Black Legion is a pseudo historical tale but with a strong science-fiction twist. As well as a writing science fiction, Michael also writes horror and action fiction, including the popular Zombie Dawn trilogy, co-written with his brother, Nick S. Thomas.