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Trials is a science fiction thriller that follows Jonah Shepherd, a wrongly accused retired soldier that has been exiled to the planet Mars by a corrupt and totalitarian government. As Jonah’s world descends into chaos, he is forced to rely on his ingenuity and military training to escape the red planet and reunite with the love of his life, Evie. Standing in Jonah’s way i ...more
Paperback, 1, 224 pages
Published October 7th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Rhys Keller
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's not often I come across a book that I don't want to put down. Trials, Book 1, is a ticket to Mars, but not the Mars I expected to find, nor the Earth I expected to leave. Author Thane Keller has created a riveting space for any reader to become lost and consumed in. The dark depravity of human intentions are lifted, if ever so subtly, by the heroic and self-sacrificing Jonah - a soldier far removed from the conventional war he was trained to fight, thrust into a political nightmare of choos ...more
James Griffes
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Katie Babbitt
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was great. I wasn't sure I would enjoy a book about a former Soldier ending up on Mars, but once I started...I was hooked. Thane's characters are interesting and compelling. You like them or hate them and for me, that makes for the best books.
Jackie
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Trials was a jarring tale of a man who was wrongfully convicted by a corrupt government and sent to Mars to serve his time.
I really enjoyed this novel for many reasons:
1) The characters were likable
2) The plot is strong and holds a lot of promise
3) It's straight to the point

I appreciate Keller's style of writing. There isn't any extra "fluff" and characters are quietly developed while seeing things from their personal point of view. With that being said, I wish each chapter was a little longer i
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Thane is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a degree in psychology and a minor in English. Following college, Thane married his high school sweetheart Sarah, and started his career as a cavalryman in the United States Army. After over twelve years of service, he has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan where he was personally engaged in ground combat. His service has thus far earn ...more
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