But as the crew struggle to survive hundreds of light years from Earth, they find themselves dealing with the legacy of the war.
A Savage War Of Peace Ark Royal Book 5- On her maiden voyage, a world populated by primitive aliens, HMS Warspite discovered Vesy, aliens whose culture had already been twisted and warped by human refugees from the First Interstellar War. Now, captain john naiser and his crew spearhead a diplomat mission to the alien homeworld, hoping to ease them into the galactic mainstream.
But with hundreds of others hoping to influence and shape the developing alien culture, and all hell threatening to break loose as human ideals meet alien realities, events on Vesy might just mark the start of a new interstellar conflict. And a civil war that will tear the human sphere apart.
A Small Colonial War Ark Royal Book 6- Pushed to the limits, the Royal Navy must take the offensive and determine the outcome quickly. The royal navy, battered by the fires of the First Interstellar War and desperately trying to recover from the terrifying casualties, must launch a counterattack and recover the colonies. For hms warspite - and a task force of British warships - the stakes have never been so high.
A new war has broken out. Indian ships have invaded three British-held systems and Indian troops have occupied British colonies, forcing Britain to choose between war and shame. If the royal navy loses, britain will be humiliated and the global power system will shift catastrophically, but even victory may come with too high a price.
A Small Colonial War Ark Royal Book 6 - Before the indian gambit triggers off a civil war that will rip the human sphere apart.
The Trafalgar Gambit Ark Royal Book 3- There is a large sample of the text – and my other books – on my site: chrishanger. Net. Like my other self-published Kindle books, The Trafalgar Gambit is DRM-free. Or total failure. You may reformat it as you choose. The once-mighty space navies have been crippled, officers and crew have been stretched to the limit and Earth herself has come under heavy attack.
But, as ark royal sets off on a desperate diplomatic mission, it rapidly becomes clear that there are both human and alien factions that wish to fight the war to the bitter end - and that her previous missions have sown the seeds of success. Humanity is losing the war. For admiral smith and the crew of HMS Ark Royal, the stakes have never been so high.
The Trafalgar Gambit Ark Royal Book 3 - The one hope is to make contact with alien factions that might oppose the war. The end cannot be long delayed. Try before you buy.
Vanguard Ark Royal Book 7- The third trilogy in the hit ‘ark royal’ series begins now!HMS Vanguard is the most powerful battleship ever to be commissioned by the Royal Navy, but she is not a happy ship. And if they don’t make it back to friendly space in time, they will merely be the first to die in a new interstellar war. Her commanding officer is eccentric, rarely seen on the bridge; her former XO has deserted his post and her first middy is resentful because he hasn't been promoted as he deserves.
. But when a first contact mission goes badly wrong, HMS Vanguard and her crew are plunged into an interstellar war against a new and deadly alien threat.
Fear God And Dread Naught Ark Royal Book 8- On her last cruise, hms vanguard - the most powerful battleship in the Royal Navy - barely survived her encounter with a deadly new enemy. Now, with her commanding officer accused of everything from mutiny to dereliction of duty and her crew under a cloud, the Royal Navy doesn't quite know what to do with her.
But there’s still a war on. And vanguard must return to the front lines. Assigned to a task force heading to assist humanity’s alien allies, Vanguard and her crew find themselves caught in a deadly alien trap. Can they survive to turn the tables on their enigmatic foe. Or will their next encounter with the new enemies be their last?
The Nelson Touch Ark Royal Book 2- Ark royal – the royal navy’s outdated space carrier – has won a smashing victory against the enigmatic aliens, capturing one of their starships and returning to Earth. You may reformat it as you choose. Now, admiral theodore smith and his crew are assigned to command a fleet charged with making a deep-penetration raid into alien territory, a fleet made up of carriers from four different nations.
But with a crewman who isn't what he seems, untested pilots and international friction – and a new and dangerous alien plan - can Ted and his crew survive their mission. Or will they die, hundreds of light years from home?Like my other self-published Kindle books, alone and unremarked, The Nelson Touch is DRM-free.
The Nelson Touch Ark Royal Book 2 - There is a large sample of the text – and my other books – Try before you buy.
We Lead Ark Royal Book 9- But when a brilliant human scientist invents a way to jump across the stars without a gravity tramline, an opportunity arises to strike the enemy in their undefended rear. The conclusion to the third ark royal trilogy!The Second Interstellar War - pitting humans and their Tadpole allies against an enigmatic alien empire - appears to have stalemated.
Neither side can push through to the other’s core systems without risking substantial losses, neither side can gain a decisive advantage. And if they lose, they will never see home again. It is an opportunity that cannot be allowed to pass. Now, hms vanguard and her crew - and the largest fleet ever assembled by the nations of Earth - heads out on a do-or-die mission to challenge their enemies to one final battle.
The Longest Day Ark Royal Book 10- A stand-alone novel set in the ark royal universe!the first major alien offensive against Earth has been blunted, winning humanity time to deploy new weapons and prepare new tactics as Earth’s space navies prepare to take the offensive. The fate of humanity itself is in the balance. But the enigmatic aliens have plans of their own - a full-scale attack on Earth that will either win the war in a single stroke or lose it.
The stakes have never been so high. And, millions of people - military and civilian - struggle for survival, as humanity finds its back pushed firmly against the war, as battle rages across the solar system, knowing that victory will come with a very high price . And defeat will be the end of everything humanity holds dear.
Ark Royal- But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons. Ark royal and her mismatched crew must go on the offensive, an over-ambitious first officer and a crew composed of reservists and the dregs of the service, buying time with their lives And yet, with a drunkard for a Captain, do they have even the faintest hope of surviving .
. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. There is a large sample of the text – and my other books – Try before you buy. You may reformat it as you choose. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull.
Ark Royal - And returning to an earth which may no longer be there?Like my other self-published Kindle books, Ark Royal is DRM-free. If you wish for peace, prepare for war. Royal navy mottoseventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy.
The Cruel Stars Ark Royal Book 11- Classed as expendable, the small carriers will be given the most dangerous missions to slow a remorseless alien foe. But when a hostile alien force stumbles across humanity’s handful of colony worlds, the Great Powers must set aside their differences and fight to preserve humanity from utter destruction.
Desperate for starships and manpower, the Royal Navy embarks upon an ambitious plan of converting freighters into makeshift carriers and recruiting reservists and criminals to fill the ranks. Everyone knew the great powers would never risk everything on armed conflict, when there was plenty of room for everyone in outer space.
The Cruel Stars Ark Royal Book 11 - A stand-alone set during the Ark Royal Era. The royal navy never expected to fight a full-scale interstellar war. And the pardons their crews have been offered will be meaningless if they die.