Empire Fiction is back this Wednesday with Amazon book reviews on five sci fi war books. Today, we're taking a cruise outside our daunting global reality. A reality devastated by the corona virus that has us shaken to the core. It's a break we all deserve during these hard days. So, we went ahead and looked up Amazon's best sellers sci-fi war books in a futuristic fantasy world of interstellar transport and intergalactic conquest. If you were looking for a great sci-fi book to read on Kindle Unlimited or Prime Reads, these should do a lot more than just float your boat.
Placing in at number five in this week's list, we have Ether War's sixth and latest installment. The story takes us to a science fiction world, where mankind has discovered Ether. A great power source that has made interstellar transport possible at speeds faster than that of light. However, Man soon has his first brush with alien shoulders. Unfortunately, they also discover their poor hospitality when their ether center is blown up by the same malicious aliens. In an effort to de-escalate impending war, the Morrigan ship, carrying its inexperienced crew under Captain Markel's leadership, is sent forth to investigate. But things quickly turn awry.
For the latest installment of this series, The Morrigan has forged ties with the Golden Empire against an old enemy: the Ervas. However, the ties are loose at best, and Captain Markel must decide quickly who they can trust, and who could be their one-way ticket to the interstellar abyss.
At number four, we have the Caliban's War series. The story revolves around a raging conflict between Earth and Mars. And, after years of indiscriminate slaughter, there is finally a truce. Peace now beacons in the solar system. However, back when the war was progressing, the core alliance was shattered to bits. And now, citizens worry over how temporary the current autonomy will last.
Right in the midst of all the confusion, a super-soldier attack on one of Jupiter's moons proves to be a massacre, leaving battalions from both Mars and Earth decimated. Where did the super-soldier come from? Is this an external, alien threat? Or is the threat closer home? Mistrust brews in already inflamed diplomatic ties, while guns are secretly raised in preparation for the skirmishes that may lie ahead.
At number three, we have Relics of Eternity from the Dutchy of Terra series. The author takes us to a futuristic world where Earth has been conquered and the few that escaped have taken refuge at A!Tol. And at the precipice of it all is Captain Annette Bond. Not only does she get humanity out of harm's way, but she also manages to strike a bargain to ensure their protection amid rivaling powers in a warring galaxy.
Now, if you haven't read the first books, I suggest you click the book cover and get started with the first installment because I'm afraid the next paragraph has quite a number of spoilers.
Annette eventually gives birth to a girl, Morgan Casimir, who follows in her footsteps. However, overshadowed by her mother's success, she decides to branch off to the far side of the A!Tol. Here, she runs into xeno-archeologist, Rin Dunst and, together, they uncover treacherous secrets that could spell the destruction of the entire galaxy.
The second runner up in this list is the second installment of the Savage Wars. The story takes us to the future where a fragment of mankind has evolved, calling themselves the Uplifted, gods among mankind. They have laid an iron fist upon the rest of humanity that remains involved, plunging them into tyranny in a war that has dropped them flies. But, among the Uplifted are factions, tribes that battle for supreme power. And there can only be one!
The only hope for mankind lies in the hands of the legionnaires. A very small fraction of humanity strong and crazy enough to undergo the candidate training. A grueling training that takes them to the very brink of death. And only a small fraction of this already meager population will survive to fight for the future of the planet. These few will acquire the respectable title of... Legionnaire.
In first place for this list is book written by the winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. This is an all-favorite interstellar warfare novel, bound to touch the deepest, darkest depths of your soul. Private William Mandella has decided to put his life on the line to protect mankind. To fight something out of this world. Something alien. Something inconceivable. Something unconquerable,
By taking part in this battle, it's not just his physical life that he's given up. He has given up everything else that he holds dear. He knows, from the day he stepped into that warship that it would be the last day he would ever see his loved ones. Because for every couple of months on duty in space, centuries would pass back on Earth. And William wonders who he will come back home to when the war is over. If at all he will survive the battles...
We hope you liked this week's Amazon best seller list. If you were intrigued by any of the books from the Kindle book reviews above, feel free to click the covers or titles and we'll take you straight to them on Amazon. You can enjoy these, whether you prefer your sci fi on Kindle, or Prime reads. And, if you know any other great book to read that you think should have made it to this list, we'd love to know about it. So, feel free to tell us in the comment section below. The next blog is dropping this Friday, and that will be dedicated to readers who just couldn't get enough of Dear John, by Linda H. Gerald. Until then, we here at Empire Fiction wish you safety and a fantastic week!