A little later than planned.. Here’s my next Author Spotlight.
Today I would like to bring to your attention to the works of Michael R. Hicks.
When I just started to get into reading regularly a few years ago I was looking to find a series of books and through a recommendation via twitter I looked at the In Her Name series by Michael R. Hicks.
The series is a science fiction novel with a bit of fantasy edge to it.
It focuses on humans not being alone in the universe and of an alien species of warriors. There’s fighting, swords, guns, love, death.. what more could you want?
For fear of giving too much away of the story that’s as far as I’m going to go.. but If science fiction is your thing you really should check out these books.
Here is the blurb for book 1 to get your taste buds going –
The Terran survey ship Aurora makes a startling discovery in an uncharted star system: two planets inhabited by an advanced, and decidedly unfriendly, non-human civilization. Disabled by gigantic alien warships before it can escape, the Aurora is boarded by nightmarish blue-skinned warriors with claws and fangs who slaughter the crew in ritual combat using primitive weapons. The sole survivor, Midshipman Ichiro Sato, is returned to Earth as a messenger bearing a device that warns of an impending attack.
For that is the way of the Kreelan Empire, which has waged war against countless civilizations across the stars in its quest for a savior, one not of their own blood, foretold in an ages-old prophecy. With only a few generations left before their ancient species faces extinction, the Kreelans will wage their last war against humanity, hoping against hope for redemption of sins long past.
Currently Amazon.co.uk has 229 five star and 120 four star reviews for this book…I don’t know about you but numbers like that make me take notice…
What? You want another reason to get this book? OK.. how about the fact it’s FREE! Yep. The first book is completely free
Michael’s story telling is just wonderful and he created some brilliant characters and events over this series. I still have 3 books left to read of the 9 and I’m thoroughly looking forward to reading them.
One of the things I like the most is although you can read all 9 books the series is actually split into 3 distinct works. So if you’re not looking for a major commitment to nine books just get the first 3.. you won’t be disappointed .
In all honestly Michael has to be one of my favourite authors. So much so that after reading one book I purchased the next 5 straight away. What have you got to loose.. the first book is free. Give it a read and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear your views
Today I urge you to take a look at Michael’s website here – authormichaelhicks.com. From here he links you directly to where you can purchase the books and read the reviews.