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Flames of Rebellion

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In Flames of Rebellion, a group of rebels fighting for independence sows the seeds of revolution across the galaxy in this blockbuster military sci-fi adventure from Jay Allan, the author of the Crimson Worlds and Far Stars series. The planet Haven slides closer to revolution against its parent nation, Federal America. Everett Wells, the fair-minded planetary governor, has tried to create a peaceful resolution, but his failure has caused the government to send Asha Stanton, a ruthless federal operative, to quell the insurgency. Wells quickly realizes that Stanton has the true power ...and two battalions of government security troops-specifically trained to put down unrest-under her control. Unlike Wells, Stanton is prepared to resort to extreme methods to break the back of the gathering rebellion, including unleashing Colonel Robert Semmes, the psychopathic commander of her soldiers, on the Havenites. But the people of Haven have their own ideas. They are not the beaten-down masses of Earth, but men and women with the courage and fortitude to tame a new world.
Damian Ward is such a resident of Haven, a retired veteran and decorated war hero, who has watched events on his adopted world with growing apprehension. He sympathizes with the revolutionaries, his friends and neighbors, but he is loath to rebel against the flag he fought to defend. That is, until Stanton's reign of terror intrudes into his life-and threatens those he knows and loves. Then he does what he must, rallying Haven's other veterans and leading them to the aid of the revolutionaries. Yet the battle-scarred warrior knows that even if Haven's freedom fighters defeat the federalists, the rebellion is far from over ...it's only just begun.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 24mm | 300g
  • Harper Voyager
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062566806
  • 9780062566805
  • 1,513,094

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The planet Haven slides ever closer to rebellion. In the shadows, groups of colonists meet in secret, planning, organizing. Their grievances are many, and talk of open revolt, even of a struggle for independence, is growing louder.

Everett Wells, the planetary governor, has tried to compromise with the rebels, but his efforts have failed to stem the tide toward open defiance. Now Federal America has sent Asha Stanton, a ruthless federal operative, to quell the budding insurgency. Stanton is prepared to do whatever it takes, including unleashing the psychopathic Colonel Robert Semmes, the commander of her soldiers, on the Havenites.

Damian Ward is a retired veteran and war hero, and one of Haven's most beloved inhabitants. He has watched events on his adopted world with growing apprehension. Ward sympathizes with his friends and neighbors and their struggle for freedom, but he is loath to take up arms against Federal America, against the flag he fought to defend. That is until Stanton's reign of terror hits home and threatens those closest to him. Then Ward does what he must, raising the standard of rebellion and rallying the rest of Haven's veterans to the cause.

Yet Ward, the battle-scarred warrior, knows that even if Haven's freedom fighters defeat the federalists, the rebellion is far from over--it's only just begun.
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"Flames of Rebellion is a superb and fast-paced read...In fact, the plot is so fast-paced and engaging that there is never a dull moment." -- Seattle Book Review
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About Jay Allan

Jay Allan is a former investor and the author of the Crimson Worlds series and the first two books in the Far Stars series, Shadow of Empire and Enemy in the Dark. When not writing, he enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and reading. He loves hearing from readers and always answers e-mails. He currently lives in New York City.
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173 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 43% (74)
4 29% (51)
3 19% (33)
2 8% (13)
1 1% (2)
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