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Sometimes, fate isn’t content to allow obscurity to set in. When a mysterious force descends upon Earth, Gareth learns how battered his body has become. What starts off as a threat to his small community swiftly escalates as the invaders obliterate major cities. With few chances for survival, and only a rogue doctor as an ally, Gareth must find a way to escape his home. Or die trying.
Captain Warren Miller races to join his colleagues in the Agency headquarters, hoping to convince his superiors to launch their latest space craft, the battlecruiser Leviathan, which may be able to defy this intruder. In the absence of communication, he hopes a little intimidation might bring about a conversation.
But then smaller objects descend upon the Earth, grabbing up people from all over the globe. Captain Miller never makes it back to base, forcing the Agency to scramble for a response. With the weight of an expectant world beating down on them and the alien threat looming above, they have no choice but to engage the enemy or simply witness history in the making.
Offering the means to defend themselves in the form of shared technology and a liaison, humanity prepares to fight back. They refit the Behemoth, the only surviving ship from the initial attack and embark on a quest to join their saviors. A war is brewing against a zealous enemy, one with a single minded notion to destroy every colony, every world, all civilizations.
As humanity works to prove themselves to their highly advanced allies, they travel to the far reaches of the galaxy. Every test pushes them toward their ultimate confrontation, a final match with those who attacked them in the very beginning. But will their preparation be enough to defeat a culture literally designed for war?
Box set includes:
Behemoth: Rise Of Mankind Book 1
Warfare: Rise Of Mankind Book 2
Raid: Rise Of Mankind Book 3
Conflict: Rise Of Mankind Book 4
Pursuit: Rise Of Mankind Book 5
Artifact: Rise Of Mankind Book 6
Rebellion: Rise Of Mankind Book 7
Extinction: Rise Of Mankind Book 8
Offensive: Rise Of Mankind Book 9
Showdown: Rise Of Mankind Book 10
Meanwhile, a lone starship returns to a dying world in search of much needed data to defend themselves from the monsters breathing down their necks. As they commence with their mission, they find some things do not die so easily and the defenses of an ancient race may be enough to end their lives.
Employing this newfound knowledge, humanity built the Gnosis, a highly advanced starship capable of long range travel and self-sufficient exploration. They would visit other solar systems, departing as pioneers into the unknown. But as excitement built with the people of Earth and the journey drew near, an alien race arrived in Sol, intent on stealing the Orb.
Now, with a hostile first contact initiated, humanity is thrust into universal conflict, one where other beings vie for powerful artifacts spread throughout the galaxy. As they conduct their first interstellar battle, they find themselves drawn into an intrigue they do not understand but must engage for if they do not, they may well face an opponent they cannot defeat.
The box set includes:
Gnosis: Legacy War Book 1
Lost Systems: Legacy War Book 2
Alliance: Legacy War Book 3
Marooned: Legacy War Book 4
Deep Dive: Legacy War Book 5
Reclamation: Legacy War Book 6
Anomaly: Legacy War Book 7
Gamma Strike: Legacy War Book 8
Golden Age: Legacy War Book 9
Madness reigns aboard the hub as a rogue dreadnought captain steps out to subjugate the colony. An ambitious young woman finds herself in the middle of two strong personalities. With her back against the wall, she has the choice of two kinds of death. But with tension escalating on all fronts, the dreadnoughts might start shooting, giving her a chance to escape.
Meanwhile, research teams and scouts scour the planet in an effort to ensure the safety of civilian workers. One such group uncovers a shocking discovery, one which might answer many questions about their new home. If they live to tell the tale.
The Ulysses continues their journey, fighting to restore all systems so they might return home. A duel between juggernauts intensifies the danger and when they are discovered, it seems like only a matter of time before they are captured or destroyed.
Criminals on the hub intensify their game, putting investigators at risk along with conspirators on the wrong side of their activities. A young security officer finds himself in the difficult situation of having to trust someone he barely knows, a potential criminal in her own right with a shady past.
All these things culminate in a dark portent discovered on Gaia, one that may spell doom for all sapient life in the universe.
But intrigues abound. Crime on the hub may be the start of a festering rot, something that could plague humanity’s fresh start before it even begins. Agents on either side push and pull, involving the highest echelons of their people in an effort to come out ahead. Which of these sides are together? Which will come out ahead? The answer will determine the course of life in that region of space.
And while all this goes on, the sinister Ghrell must be dealt with. Humanity commits two dreadnoughts to a fleet going after their enemies, a blow that should settle a score. With some major upgrades and plenty of allies, it seems like a sure thing. Yet if they have learned anything, it is that their opponents are crafty. And whatever they find may not be so simple to put down.
Back on Gaia, humanity seems to have prospered. Civilians establish the colony, building habitats and agricultural centers. The Cavers have been dispatched. It seems prosperity may have finally come. But underneath the serenity, a shadowy conflict rages between dreadnought captains. Soldiers and civilians alike find themselves in the middle of a skirmish which may lead to the extinction of mankind.
The colony is not the only problem. Captain David Warwick’s ship has been assigned to negotiate with the newly discovered Bhalas race. They hope to establish an alliance, friendship in that distant part of the galaxy. But when another culture’s outpost falls under attack, the Daedalus makes a detour to help.
Their success or failure may establish a friendship with a powerful culture in the region. Or they could wind up with another enemy even more powerful than the raiding Ghrell.
Meanwhile, the battle to secure the planet’s surface continues. The military prepares to take out a massive lair of their enemies. They’re drawing closer to the source, though even as they do, they find an even more dangerous enemy, one capable of better tactics and coordination. The violence escalates to the point where the military may have bitten off more than they can chew.
The crew of the Ulysses have crash landed far from home, cut off from their alliance and with little hope. Ghrell forces surround them and they’ve only got a short time before they’re discovered and killed. Resources are scarce, and an alien force rushes toward them, putting their survival on a short timer.