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(The first book in the Rise of the Empire series)
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-NOTE- This book has been professionally re-edited as of March 17, 2016

The year is 2081.

Earth is recovering from a devastating nuclear war.

An age of technological advancement.

A find at the bottom of the Ocean.

A man driven by a dream.

The time for humanity to reach to the stars is now.

A find provides Tomas Klein with the tools to speed up his timetable and execute his plans. He will reach for the stars, the only question is will humanity follow?

Adrian Farkas an orphan boy, is given opportunity to change his bleak future. To go to space, and shape the future of all mankind. Will he rise up to the challenge?

Olympus is the first book in the "Rise of the Empire" series, it sets the stage and introduces the characters for the books to come, and is a origin story for the main characters. The series will follow humanity as it takes its first steps into the Solar system and beyond, eventually becoming a true galaxy spanning empire.

Author's note:

This book series is part of KalVerse. All of my books take place inside a shared multiverse, and some characters crossover from series to series. But it is not required for you to read all the series in order to understand what is happening, each series has its own set of characters and a storyline which is contained inside of that series.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: Olympus (Rise of the Empire)
Author(s): Ivan Kal, Tom Shutt
ISBN: 1-5218-0908-9 / 978-1-5218-0908-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Olympus (Rise of the Empire Book 1)
Author(s): Ivan Kal, Tom Shutt
Publisher: Ivan Kal
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