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The Battle of Devastation Reef (Helfort's War #3)

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If he survives, hell just may freeze over.
The savage Hammer Worlds are not only near invincible but almost certain to win their war to crush the Federated Worlds and controlhumanspace-unless the Feds can find and destroy their secret antimatter warhead facility.
Only dreadnoughts, the lone Federated ships able to withstand antimatter missile attacks, can do thejob, and on
ebook, 272 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by Random House Publishing Group (first published 2009)
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Jan 14, 2011 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The main character, Lt. Michael Helfort, is one lucky guy! He gets a special assignment to start something new within Fleet that gets he in command of his own starship! Now right here we're getting weird.

Although the new starship has a stripped down crew of about 15, nobody in their right mind would give command to a fresh Lt. who is about one year out of the academy. He doesn't have the experience that many, many starship officers senior to him have and he's just not been around long enough to
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May 05, 2013 Richard Clayton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Graham Sharp Paul writes solid military science fiction. The Battle of Devastation Reef, the third book in his Helfort's War quintology carries on the fast paced action and attention to detail of the first two novels. In this novel Helfort is given a special assignment; the destruction of the Hammer World's secret anti-matter weapon base. The mission is fraught with danger as with only a handful of warships Helfort's task is to penetrate the formidable Hammer defences and survive long enough to ...more
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Michael Helfort’s life is not getting any simpler. Being a hero has painted a target on his back. Not only do the Hammers want him to fail, so do many of his senior officers. Fleet is trying a new concept and Michael is the one who must make it work. Added pressure arrives when the Hammers captures someone he cares about. All of these elements add up for to great story in The Battle of Devastation Reef.

The Battle of Devastation Reef, the latest book in the Helfort’s War series, continues the no
Sep 01, 2015 Pat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic third installment in this well done and written scifi military series
Feb 15, 2010 Tbloxham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The best of the series, and an amusing sci fi romp. Perhaps not the greatest book ever, but full to the brim with lasers and high tech military. Helfort makes himself a much more rounded character here, and a few new members of the cast pop up who make things look interesting for future books. There is also some foreshadowing of a greater threat, which might be well served to be developed more later
Mar 01, 2010 Parsia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Less Battle and More Romance/Relationship Problems/Human Emotions etc etc. But all in all, a good book. The last pages of the book open a new problem (like the last books) which will lead to a new sequel, I will look forward to it.

The battle sequences are the usual, missile/slug combos with some simple infantry action.
I liked this book the best out of the three in the series, though it didn't flow as smoothly as the others had in many cases. Michael Helfort remains a likable character, if a bit of a Mary Sue.

I like the series, and will gladly read the next one.
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Graham Sharp Paul, born in Sri Lanka, received an honors degree in archaeology and anthropology from Cambridge University and an MBA from Macquarie University. He joined the Royal Navy in 1972, qualifying as a mine warfare and clearance diving officer before reaching the rank of lieutenant commander with the Navy's mine warfare flotilla. In 1983 he transferred to the Royal Australian Navy, serving ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Helfort's War (5 books)
  • The Battle at the Moons of Hell (Helfort's War, #1)
  • The Battle of the Hammer Worlds (Helfort's War, #2)
  • The Battle for Commitment Planet (Helfort's War, #4)
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