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Legions of Orion

(2012)
(The first book in the Star Crusades Nexus series)
A novel by

 
 
Legions of Orion is the first book in the epic new series set in the Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity’s first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond.

A chance discovery on the jungle world of Hyperion leads Alliance scientists on a path to creating a permanent spacebridge to the distant Orion Nebula. In a matter of days, great fleets of military and civilian ships depart for the single greatest expedition since the colonisation of Alpha Centauri. Into this great adventure travel two heroes of the war, retired Marines Spartan and Teresa Morato, and their son Jack. Now senior members of an elite private military corporation, they are at the heart of the Alliance bold new plan. Their discovery of buried machines, as well as derelict spacecraft in the first system encountered triggers events that will see the Alliance embroiled in a military conflict like no other. Discoveries of a dead people who have been wiped out by an unknown enemy sends a shudder through the many worlds of the Alliance.

The Alliance must make a decision. Either they will have to abandon the riches they have found or they will have to fight for it. In the past the citizens of Centauri have fought themselves for money, fame, power and religion. Now they must unify their many disparate factions including the Zealots and biomechanical warriors known as the Jötnar, if they are to survive in this new world.

Star Crusades Nexus is a classic work of realistic military science fiction set against the background of the Centauri Alliance’s expansion into the Orion Nebula. Also available is the prequel series, ‘Star Crusades Uprising’ that is set two decades earlier and covers the events of the Great Uprising, that brought humanity to the brink of destruction.

Check out all the novels by Michael G. Thomas

STAR CRUSADES NEXUS
Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 1)
Machine Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 2)
Heroes of Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 3)
The Great Betrayal (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 4)
Prophecy of Fire (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 5)
Call to Arms (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 6)
Battle for Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 7)
Wrath of the Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 8)
The Black Rift (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 9)

STAR CRUSADES: MERCENARIES
Lords of War (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 1)
Ghost Soldiers (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 2)
Flames of War (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 3)
Battle for Karnak (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 4)
Warzone (Star Crusades Mercenaries, Book 5)

STAR CRUSADES UPRISING
Siege of Titan (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 1)
Tears of Kerberos (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 2)
Fires of Prometheus (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 3)
Battle for Proxima (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 4)
Fall of Terra Nova (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 5)
Slaves of Hyperion (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 6)

STAR CRUSADER YOUNG ADULT SERIES
Hero of the Alliance (Star Crusader Book 1)
Knighthawk Squadron (Star Crusader Book 2)
Operation Hellfire (Star Crusader Book 3)
Battleship Furiosa (Star Crusader Book 4)
Battle Fleet Victorious (Star Crusader Book 5)

All these books are available on Amazon.com and Audible
Please visit my website for more information: starcrusader.com

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Legions of Orion: 1 (Star Crusades Nexus)
Author(s): Michael G Thomas
ISBN: 1-909149-03-9 / 978-1-909149-03-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Swordworks
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Legions of Orion: Star Crusades Nexus Book 1
Author(s): Michael G Thomas
Publisher: Swordworks Books
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December 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Legions of Orion: Star Crusades Nexus Book 1
Author(s): Michael G Thomas
Publisher: Swordworks Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Legions of Orion: Star Crusades Nexus Book 1
Author(s): Michael G Thomas
Publisher: Swordworks Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Legions of Orion: Star Crusades Nexus Book 1
Author(s): Michael G Thomas
Publisher: Swordworks Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus Book 1)
Author(s): Michael G Thomas
Publisher: Swordworks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA