First Contact (In Her Name, Book 1)

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Michael R. Hicks, May 31, 2010 - Fiction
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Young Midshipman Ichiro Sato joined the Terran Navy to escape a tyrannical father and find freedom among the stars. He had no idea when he boarded the survey starship Aurora for his first assignment that he and his crew would make humanity’s first contact with a sentient alien species. Little did he know that this fateful encounter would trigger a catastrophic galactic war... 

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Fans of science fiction, rejoice for here comes a saga that will keep you glued to your favorite e-reader, procrastinating work, sleeping very late until you finish "this" volume or any other of the entire series. I've read numerous books and can say that this series is right there at the top. The only other series that kept me so connected was "Perry Rhodan" but sadly, there is no English translation and I don't read German... but I digress.
The "In Her Name" series and all sequels, tells the story of war between Humans and Kreelans but what makes it so compelling is that the author really goes deep into the Kreelan history to give you a nice panorama of "our" enemies but later makes you sympathize with them when you read "Empire".
I can't wait to see what's around the corner, ie. the next chapter of the current book I'm reading. Sure, sometimes I got annoyed by the "bloodsong" and swords but when finally you read Empire, it all falls in place.
The characters are sufficiently developed and strong enough to make a mark by themselves.
I am not going to summarize the book as the author's description is enough so, do yourself a favor and get the series. Get them all because you will have to !

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I don't read a lot of books (something I'm trying to change) but I'm glad I chose this one to read. It's a fantastic story with some great characters. Certainly going to be reading the series and can't wait to see what's to come. Highly recommend!


Title Page
Chapter Three
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter TwentyOne
Chapter TwentyThree
Chapter TwentyFive
Chapter TwentySeven

Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen

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About the author (2010)

Born in 1963, Michael Hicks grew up in the age of the Apollo program and spent his youth glued to the television watching the original Star Trek series and other science fiction movies, which continues to be a source of entertainment and inspiration. Having spent the majority of his life as a voracious reader, he has been heavily influenced by writers ranging from Robert Heinlein to Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, and David Weber to S.M. Stirling. Living in Maryland with his beautiful wife, two wonderful stepsons and two mischievous Siberian cats, he continues to work full-time while dreaming and writing.

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