After lots of suggestions from my fans, I’m pleased to announce a brand new game, and it’s going to be completely free for the readers of my books. The books will be free to download at Amazon, and all other retailers, while the models will be free to print on your own 3D printer. I will also ensure that you can order them ready printed if you lack your own printer.
Using the backstory, history and artwork from Star Legions, I am creating a high-quality table top spaceship battle game. The game uses large scale miniatures, with battleships reaching an impressive 8 inches in length. There will be cruisers, frigates and other classes as the system develops.
Please stop by and visit the official Facebook page, say hi and post your thoughts on the new project. I will consider all your suggestions, and the crazier the better!
Welcome to the Mirror Empires, where reality is distorted, and war threatens to engulf the world. It is 1898, and soldiers armed with the latest weapons clash with the unstoppable power of the Sky Lords and their aerial armadas in new and uncharted realms.Continue reading
Star Legions is back, and looking better than ever. You’ve been telling me for months now that you want to see more of these books, and to see Xenophon and his comrades back into action. Well, the wait is over. I’m stuck in the middle of writing the first book in the new series. It is set right after the events of the last book, and after the return of the Ten Thousand after their epic journey through the Median Empire.Continue reading
Ah…where to begin. Well, did I like it? Yes. Did I love it? No. If you want to know more, read on!
I love the original trilogy and despise the prequels. The basic story in Episodes II-III is solid enough, but the execution is dire from start to end. Episode I has no merit of any kind, and can be entirely skipped for no loss to any of the series. Now, jumping back to this millennium and we get the new trilogy, kicked started by The Force Awakens. I had issues with parts of TFA, but overall I enjoyed the film and the new starting point. The heroes of old are still here, with Leia doing her big leading the military of the resistance. Han is up to his old tricks, and Luke has exiled himself after some great debacle that makes him lose his students, and his nephew. The Republic loses its capital and its fleet, and the First Order are about to begin their campaign to rule the galaxy. The first time we meet Kylo, he’s tough, powerful and merciless. Later we see him for the conflicted young man that he really is.
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.