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Wars: The Battle of Phobos (Vol.1) - Preludes

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Against a backdrop of a fractured humanity far along the path to war... The Earthers: On a quest to recover a rogue scientist and an ultra-rare piece of technology XeLabs' Rangers, Rogan Hallard and Jerlen Krae, and CGC Troopers, Jossel Swin and Jannett Yens, will discover they are caught in a crossfire of hidden agendas, controversial tech, and deadly personas. The Gongen ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 17th 2011 by Grail Quest Books
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Joshua Anderson
Jun 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is entitled Preludes because it is actually three stories, each told from the perspective of a different faction on the brink of war with the other two. That being said, I enjoyed all three. There are two things I like about the WARS property, and this book in particular.

The first thing I like is the tone. I find the three authors are very consistent in the way they describe events and write dialogue. It all carries a definite note of pulp-era flavor. Often the stories will read like a
James Wylder
Jun 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
After getting fed up with several long running Sci-Fi book series, I was looking for something new, and found this. After getting tired of dry and soulless series releases, I wanted something with some heart and found this.

Frankly, though it sounds ridiculous, reading this book was kind of magical. The three stories, each a little over 110 pages, portray nearlyy concurrent events from the viewpoint of three completely different cultures in a Sci-Fi universe. Each is portrayed with love and care
Bryan Schmidt
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Three solid military scifi/space opera tales with solid pace and lots of action and strong characerization. Based on the WARS card game, partially developed by Michael Stackpole, there's a thru line here I am not familiar with. But the stories held up fairly well on their own. I liked each for different reasons, although I think the middle, by virtue of its focus on Asian cultures, was my favorite, despite having the least action. It also added good variety given the similarities of its bookends ...more
Royce Russell
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you ever played the card game, you gotta pick this two is now out as well!
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Nathan P. Butler is a high school teacher by profession. He graduated from the University of Evansville in southern Indiana with a BS in Secondary Education in 2002 and soon began teaching in the Atlanta Metro area. In 2009, he completed graduate work through Walden University to earn an MS in Education with a specialization in Integrating Technology in the Classroom. He is also certified by the C ...more